CDC Data Brief

Update from CDC:
New Data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

A brief report highlights survey data from 2015
CDC has released National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2015 Data Brief. Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are serious public health problems affecting millions of people in the United States each year.
 
Key Findings from 2015
  • Approximately 21% of women (25.5 million) and nearly 3% of men (2.8 million) in the U.S. reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime.
  • Nearly 1 in 6 women, or 19.1 million, and about 1 in 17 men, or 6.4 million, in the U.S. were victims of stalking at some point in their lifetime.
  • About 1 in 4 women (29.2 million) and 1 in 10 men (11.8 million) in the U.S. experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact, (e.g. being fearful, concerned for safety, injury, need for medical care).
  • Across the majority of violence types measured, most first time victimization occurred prior to age 25 (71% of female victims and 56% of male victims), and many victims first experienced violence before age 18 (26% of female victims and 15% of male victims). 
 
First launched in 2010 by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, NISVS is an ongoing, nationally representative survey that assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization among adult women and men in the United States. These forms of violence are associated with chronic physical and psychological adverse health conditions, and violence experienced as a child or adolescent is a risk factor for repeated victimization as an adult.
 
Learn More
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
Sexual Violence
Intimate Partner Violence
 
Contact Us
For more information about DVP or to speak with one of our staff, please email dvpinquiries@cdc.gov.

 
 
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