• Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, CDC)

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and reported some form of Intimate Partner Violence-related impact. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, CDC)

  • 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 and men. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, CDC)

  • Globally, about 1 in 3 women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. (WHO)

  • Domestic violence accounts for 21% of all violent crime. (Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012, U.S. Department of Justice)
  • In a 24-hour survey, the National Network to End Domestic Violence found that U.S. domestic violence programs served over 65,000 victims and answered more than 23,000 crisis hotline calls in one day.
  • In the United States, an average of 3 women are killed each day by a current or former intimate partner. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 1993-3004, 2006)

  • Every year, 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence. 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. (Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence, U.S. Department of Justice)

  • Globally, as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners. (WHO)

Power and Control Wheel

Illustrations of the power and control wheel and the post-separation power and control wheel are particularly helpful tools in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violence behaviors used by abusers to establish and maintain control over their partners both within and following a relationship. (NCADV)