Prevalence and Incidence of Intimate Partner Violence
About 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.11
Women are significantly more likely than men to be injured during an intimate partner assault. On average, more than four women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the US.12
Between 40–50% of all murders of women in the United States are perpetrated by an intimate partner. In nearly 70–80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
The lifetime prevalence of all intimate partner victimization is 25% for women and 7.6% for men.
Each year, upwards of 324,000 pregnant women in the country are battered by the intimate partners, making IPV more common that gestational diabetes or preeclampsia – conditions in which women are routinely screened.13
Patients who are screened by a medical/dental professional are 2 times more likely to disclose abuse and they are 4 times more likely to seek help.