Statistics and Data
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Among victims of intimate partner violence, more than 1 in 3 women experienced multiple forms of rape, stalking, or physical violence; 92.1% of male victims experienced physical violence alone, and 6.3% experienced physical violence and stalking.
Nearly 1 in 10 women in the United States (9.4%) has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, and an estimated 16.9% of women and 8.0% of men have experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
Women and girls are the vast majority of victims: nearly 1 in 5 women – or nearly 22 million – have been raped in their lifetimes (The White House Council, 2014).
1 in 71 men – or almost 1.6 million – have been raped during their lives (The White House Council, 2014).
33.5% of multiracial women have been raped, as have 27% of American Indian and Alaska Native women, compared to 15% of Hispanic, 22% of Black, and 19% of White women (The White House Council, 2014).
1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college (The White House Council, 2014).
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States (Fedderson & O’Meara, 2014).
The United States loses on average between four and seven children everyday to child abuse and neglect (Fedderson & O’Meara, 2014).
More than 70% of the children who died as a result of child abuse or neglect were two years of age or younger (Fedderson & O’Meara, 2014).
1 in 10 children suffer from child maltreatment, 1 in 16 children suffer from sexual abuse, and nearly 1 in 10 children are witnesses to family violence (Safe Horizon, 2015).
In 2012, 48.5% of abused children were boys while 51.2% of abused children were girls (safe Horizon, 2015).
52% of LGBTQ youth say the community in which they live in not accepting of LGBTQ people.
LGBTQ youth are twice as likely as their peers to say they have physically assaulted, kicked or shoved at school.
73% of LGBTQ youth say they are more honest about themselves online than in the real world.
One in four adults – approximately 61.5 million Americans – experiences mental illness in a given year (Duckworth, 2013).
1 in 17 – about 13.6 million – live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder (Duckworth, 2013).
Approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year (Duckworth, 2013).
Approximately 18.1 percent of American adults – about 42 million people – live with anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder and phobias (Duckworth, 2013).
Approximately 26 percent of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness (Duckworth, 2013).