More than one-third of women aged 18 and over in the U.S. were subjected to physical violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking by a current or former intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
- The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) estimates that 37.7% of Pennsylvania women, or 1.9 million women, have experience intimate partner violence.
- Women are more often killed by someone they know.
- IPV victims are more likely to seek medical care for their children than they are for themselves.
- IPV is reported to be one of the most common causes of injury to women.
- More than 50% of households affected by violence between intimate partners include children under the age of twelve.