Domestic Violence Statistics Shared at CCN Conference

Last October, on Purple Shirt Day, Creative Communication Network DVB&WPhotosponsored a Domestic Violence conference benefiting Hope’s Door and the New Beginning Center in Garland, Texas.

The conference was entitled “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence,” and featured five expert speakers.  You can see the flier and other information on our Facebook page here.  Note – clicking on the flier image on the left side of the screen will enlarge the entire page, so you can see the programs and speakers we hosted:

We are strongly considering hosting a similar conference this fall.  I welcome any input or comments you wish to make about that.

Last year, in my Welcoming and Introductory remarks, I shared some of the then-current statistics that were published by the U.S. Department of Justice.  If you were not with us that day, I thought you might be interested in perusing these:


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS – Current as of May 13, 2016


U.S. Department of Justice


Domestic Violence Statistics


Percent of women who have experienced domestic violence


Estimated number of domestic violence incidents per year


Victims of Domestic Violence






Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk


On average, 3 females and 1 male are murdered by their partner each day


The health costs of domestic violence yearly

$5.8 Billion

Percent of female high school students who reported being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner


Percent of teens who reported threats from their boyfriend or girlfriend to harm them or themselves to avoid a breakup.


Number of children who witness domestic violence annually

6 Million +

Number of women who are stalked by an intimate partner annually


Percent of domestic crimes reported to police


Percent of high school students that will be involved in an abusive relationship

32 %

Percent of teenage girls who say they know someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend

40 %

Percent of all murder victims killed by their boyfriends

7 %

Percent of college females that will experience some form of dating violence

19 %

Percent of date rape victims that are young women from 14 to 17 years of age

38 %

Percent of all sexual assaults attributed to date rape

67 %

Percent young women raped who knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance

68 %

Percent of the rapes of young women that occurred in their own home or a friends or relative’s home

60 %

Percent of incidents of domestic violence involving non-married persons

40 %

Number of American women assaulted by men each year


Percent of the victims of domestic violence that are women

95 %

Percent of all emergency room calls attributed to domestic violence

3.5 %

Percent of those that abuse their partner that also physically and/or sexually abuse their children

65 %

Number of women that die each day as a result of abuse


Number of children that die each day as a result of abuse


Percent of all women who sought care in hospital emergency rooms for violence related injuries

37 %

Number of women that are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day


% of teenage girls age 14 to 17 that report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend

40 %

Percent of violent crime experienced by men attributed to violence by an intimate partner

2 %

Family violence costs to the nation in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity

$7.5 billion annually




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