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Title: Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): Patricia Tjaden; Nancy Thoennes
Date Published: July 2000
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Grant Number: 93-IJ-CX-0012
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey on the extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence in the United States.
Abstract: The survey, which was conducted from November 1995 to May 1996, consisted of telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 8,000 U.S. women and 8,000 U.S. men about their experiences as victims of various forms of violence, including intimate partner violence. The survey compared intimate partner victimization rates among women and men, specific racial groups, Hispanics and Non-Hispanics, and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants. It also examined risk factors associated with intimate partner violence, the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims, injured victims' use of medical services, and victims' involvement with the justice system. Among the survey findings are that intimate partner violence is pervasive in U.S. society, with nearly 25 percent of surveyed women and 7.6 percent of surveyed men reporting that they were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime; 1.5 percent of surveyed women and 0.9 percent of surveyed men said the were raped and/or physically assaulted by a partner in the previous 12 months. Based on these estimates, this report indicates that approximately 1.5 million women and 834,732 men are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. Policy implications of the survey findings are discussed. 20 exhibits
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Offense characteristics; Offense statistics; Victims of violence; Violence
Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
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