Now on Display: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Intimate partner violence (IPV), often called domestic violence, is generally described as abuse within the context of an intimate partner relationship, where one partner asserts power and control over the other.


7% of women and 4% of men who experience IPV are victimized before age 18.

Of high schoolers who report being in a dating relationship, 10% experience physical violence by a boyfriend or girlfriend, 7% experience forced sexual intercourse, and 11% experience sexual dating violence.

9% of homicides are committed by intimate partners.

20% of women and 5% of men who identify as victims of IPV report experiencing 1 or more PTSD symptoms.

2018 NCVRW Resource Guide: Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet

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