About Stop Domestic Violence

  • A woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds.
  • 1 in 3 women—and 1 in 4 men—have been in abusive relationships, and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have faced severe physical violence.
  • 20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute, adding up to 10 million each year.
  • More than 200,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines every year.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes.
  • The presence of guns in a home where domestic violence is a problem increases the risk of a murder by 500%.