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New Domestic Violence Stats Dec 2006 from DOJ

 

http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/intimate/report.htm
http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/intimate/injury.htm
 
 
 
Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. (DECEMBER 2006)
Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S.

Injury and Treatment

 

Threats and attacks

On average since 1993, for nonfatal intimate partner violence --

  • about one-third of female and male victims reported that they were physically attacked.

  • approximately two-thirds of female and male victims stated that they were threatened with attack.
Average annual percent of threats, attempted attacks, and physical attacks in nonfatal intimate partner victimization, 1993-2004

Percent of victims of
intimate partner violence

Type of violence Female Male

Total 100 % 100 %
Attempt or threat 67.8 63.9
Physically attacked 32.2 36.1

 

Type of threat

Between 1993 and 2004, for nonfatal intimate partner violence --

  • one-third of female victims and one-quarter of male victims reported that the offender threatened to kill the victim.

  • 24% of male victims were threatened with a weapon and 10% had an object thrown at them.

  • about 1 in 10 female and male victims reported that the offender tried to hit, slap, or knock them down.
Average annual percent of threats, by type, in nonfatal intimate partner violence crime, by gender, 1993-2004

Percent of victims of nonfatal intimate partner violence, 1993-2004

Type of threat Female Male

Threatened to kill 31.5 % 25.0 %
Threatened to rape 0.9 --
Threatened with harm 54.2 44.6
Threatened with a weapon 17.6 23.6
Threw object at victim 4.4 10.7
Followed/surrounded victim 4.0 2.1
Tried to hit, slap, or knock down victim 13.0 11.9

Note: Detail may not add to 100% because victims may have reported more than one type of threat.
-- Information is not provided because the small number of cases is insufficient for reliable estimates.

 

Type of attack

On average between 1993 and 2004, for nonfatal intimate partner violence --

  • about two-thirds of female and male victims reported they were hit, slapped, or knocked down.

  • female victims were more likely than were their male counterparts to be grabbed, held, or tripped.
Average annual percent of attacks, by type, in nonfatal intimate partner violent crime, 1993-2004

Percent of victims of nonfatal intimate partner violence who were attacked

Type of attack Female Male

Raped 7.4 % 0.9 %
Sexual assault 1.6 0.3
Attacked with firearm 0.7 0.3
Attacked with knife 2.0 7.0
Hit by thrown object 3.0 8.2
Attacked with other weapon 0.7 1.4
Hit, slapped, knocked down 63.8 67.0
Grabbed, held, tripped 52.8 27.3

Note: A total of the detail may exceed 100% because victims may have reported more than one type of attack.

 

Injury

On average between 1993 and 2004, half of all females experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence suffered an injury from their victimization.

Of female victims--

  • about 5% were seriously injured and about 43% suffered minor injuries.

  • about 3% were raped or sexually assaulted.
Average annual number and percent of injuries sustained by female victims as a result of nonfatal intimate partner violence, 1993-2004

Average annual

Intimate partner victim Number Percent

Total 746,580 100 %
Not injured 369,670 49.5 %
Injured 376,910 50.5 %
Serious injury 33,490 4.5 %
Gunshot wound 490 0.1 *
Knife wounds 4,530 0.6
Internal injuries 7,650 1.0
Broken bones 13,660 1.8
Knocked unconscious 5,690 0.8
Other serious injuries 1,480 0.2 *
Rape/sexual assault without
additional injuries
25,430 3.4
Minor injuries only 317,020 42.5
Injuries unknown 970 0.1 *

*Based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
Note: Total may not add to previous totals due to rounding.

On average between 1993 and 2004, more than one-third of male victims of nonfatal intimate partner violence were injured; 5% were seriously injured and 31% suffered minor injuries.

Average annual number and percent of injuries sustained by male victims as a result of nonfatal intimate partner violence, 1993-2004
Average annual

Number Percent

Total intimate partner victims 124,930 100 %
Not injured 79,570 63.7 %
Injured 45,360 36.3 %
Serious injury 5,840 4.7
Minor injuries only 38,580 30.9
Rape/sexual assault without other injuries 460 0.4 *
Injuries unknown 490 0.4 %*

*Based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
Note: Detail may not add to totals due to rounding.

 

Medical care

On average between 1993 and 2004 for nonfatal intimate partner violence --

  • less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury sought treatment following the injury.

  • about 9% of female and 8% of male victims were treated at the scene of the injury or in their home.

  • females experiencing an injury were slightly more likely than their male counterparts to seek treatment at a hospital.
Average annual percent of medical treatment sought as a result of nonfatal intimate partner violence, by gender, 1993-2004

Average annual

Female Male

Not injured 49.5 % 63.7 %
Injured 50.5 36.3 %
Injured, not treated 31.3 22.7
Treated for injury 19.2 13.4
At scene or home 9.1 7.8
Doctor's office or clinic 2.4 1.0
Hospital 7.2 4.4
Not admitted 6.7 4.4
Admitted 0.5 --
Other locale >0.5 0.1
Don't know -- 0.2 %*

*Based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
-- Information is not provided because the small number of cases was insufficient for reliable estimates.
Note: Detail may not add to totals due to rounding.
http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/intimate/injury.htm

 

 
Average annual percent of reasons nonfatal intimate partner violence was not reported to the police, by gender of the victim

Percent of victims who did not report the victimization

Total victimizations not reported Female victims Male victims

Private or personal matter 27.4 % 41.1 %
Afraid of reprisal 15.2 2.5 *
Protect offender 11.9 11.1
Minor crime 6.3 11.2
Police will not do anything 5.6 4.6
Police ineffectiveness 2.8 1.2 *
Inconvenient 2.5 3.2 *
Reported to another official 2.3 2.1 *
Police biased 2.1 1.1 *
Not clear a crime occurred 1.4 4.5
Don't know why I did not report it 1.1 1.8 *
Other reason given 21.3 15.7

*Based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
Note: Detail may not add to 100% because victims may report more than one reason and because of values not shown in instances when the small number of cases in category is not sufficient for reliable estimates.
http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/intimate/report.htm

 

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