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Domestic Violence by Concha García Hernández

You will deal with domestic violence (DV) throughout you career.  In November 2013 the U.S. Department of Justice issued a special report on the attributes of male and female victims.  The report looked a non-fatal intimate partner violence which included rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.  Here is a graphical look at rate of victimization and some survey highlights.


Highlights of the report included:

  • From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner violence declined 72% for females and 64% for males.
  • Nonfatal serious violence comprised more than a third of intimate partner violence against females and males during the most recent 10-year period (2002-11).
  • An estimated two-thirds of female and male intimate partner victimizations involved a physical attack in 2002-11; the remaining third involved an attempted attack or verbal threat of harm.
  • In 2002–11, 8% of female intimate partner victimizations involved some form of sexual violence during the incident.
  • About 4% of females and 8% of males who were victimized by an intimate partner were shot at, stabbed, or hit with a weapon in 2002–11.
  • In 2002–11, a larger percentage of male (27%) than female (18%) intimate partner victimizations involved a weapon.
  • In 2002–11, 5% of females and 19% of males were hit by an object their intimate partner held or threw at them.
  • An estimated 50% of females victimized by an intimate partner, compared to 44% of males, suffered an injury in 2002–11.
  • In 2002–11, a greater percentage of female (13%) than male (5%) intimate partner victimizations resulted in a serious injury such as internal injury, unconsciousness, or broken bones.
  • An average of 18% of females and 11% of males were medically treated for injuries sustained during intimate partner violent victimizations in 2002–11.
(Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993–2011)
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