- Number of calls Knoxville/Knox County dispatch received related to domestic violence per year for a five year period:
- During this period, the calls that dispatch has received each year related to domestic violence has equated to one call every thirty (30) minutes.
The Family Justice Center number of victims served per year in a five year period:
The number of concluded Orders of Protection filed in Fourth Circuit Court in Knox County per year in a five year period:
- 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime1
- 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year2
- 85% of domestic violence victims are women3
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police4
- Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence5
- Almost 1/3 of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner6
- The cost of IPV exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion is spent on health and mental health care7
- Victims of IPV lost almost 8 million days of paid work (equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs or almost 5.6 million days of household productivity)7
- Children & Domestic Violence:
- Witnessing violence between one’s caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next8
- 30-60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household9
- 1/12 U.S. women & 1/45 U.S. men has been stalked at some point in their lives.10
- 13% of college women were stalked during the school year.11
- 77% of female victims & 64% of male victims know their stalker.10
- 81% of women stalked by an intimate have been physically assaulted by that person.10
- 31% of women stalked by an intimate have been sexually assaulted by that person.10
- 76% of intimate partner femicide (murder) victims had been stalked by their intimate partner.12
- 1/5 teens in a serious relationship reports having been hit, slapped, or pushed by a partner.13
- 14% of teens report having been threatened with physical harm either to them or self-inflicted by their partner to avoid a breakup.13
- 1/10 teens has been verbally or physically abused by a boy/girlfriend who was drunk or high.13
- 51% of college males admit perpetrating one or more sexual assault incidents during college.14
1-Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy, National Institute of Justice & the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).
2-Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the U.S. 2003. CDC & Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
33-Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, Feb. 2003.
4-Frieze, I.H., Browne, A. (1989) Violence in Marriage. In L.E. Ohlin & M.H. Tonry (eds.) Family Violence. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
5-U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” Dec. 2006.
6-Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports “Crime in the United States, 2000,” (2001).
7-Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. CDC & Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention & Control. Atlanta, GA.
8-Break the Cycle (2006). Startling Statistics.
9-Edelson, J.L. (1999). “The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering.” Violence Against Women. 5:134-154
10-Tjaden & Thoennes. (1998). “Stalking in America,” NIJ
11-Fisher, Cullen, and Turner. (2000). “The Sexual Victimization of College Women,” NIJ/BJS
12-McFarlane et al. (1999). “Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide,” Homicide Studies
13-Liz Claiborne, Inc., “Study on Teen Dating Abuse,” (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2005), http://www.loveisnotabuse.com (available February 1, 2007)
15-A. Berkowitz, “College Men as Perpetrators of Acquaintance Rape and Sexual Assault,” College Health, (1992)