General Domestic Violence Statistics Packet: Using Statistics and Evaluating Research

NRCDV Publications
General Material
Published Date
March, 2002

Beginning with a packet overview, it presents some key issues around selecting statistics and what questions to ask when reviewing a dataset or research study, an annotated list of general domestic violence statistics by topical category, a chart comparing four U.S. national datasets, a bibliography, and an extensive website resource list. Attachments include three relevant applied research papers.

The annotated list of general domestic violence statistics and their sources is separated into the following categories: prevalence of intimate partner non-lethal violence, communities of color, stalking, emotional abuse, Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Trans, child victimization and adult domestic violence, reported physical injuries, treatment for injuries, reporting to police, homicide, age of victim, presence of children, incarcerated offenders, and marital status.

The U.S. national data sets on violence against women highlighted are the: Uniform Crime Reporting System(UCRS), National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAW), National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and National Family Violence Survey (NFVS). The website reference list covers federal government websites and research institutions.