National Statistics Domestic Violence - NCADV On average nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women & men. 1 in 3 women & 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
Estimated published by WHO indicate that globally about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Most of this violence is intimate partner violence worldwide, almost one third (27%) of women aged 15 - 49 years who have been in a relationship report that they have been subjected to some form of physical &/ or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
The United Nations defines violence against another person as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to the victim, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. Anyone can experience domestic abuse in his/her life.
Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse & controlling behaviors. These behaviors are unhealthy relationship behaviors.