In the US:
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men report having been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
CDC. “National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.” 2010
- 30-60% of perpetrators of partner abuse also abused the children in the household.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
- 50-60% of women receiving welfare have been victims of domestic violence as adults.
“Violence Against Welfare Recipients: Domestic & Sexual Abuse.” 2007. Legal Momentum
- 32% of women sought help at hospital emergency rooms, inpatient units or ambulatory care for injures specifically resulting from the abuse.
Campbell et al., 2005
- Average health care costs for women with a history of abuse were $1700 higher than never-abused women over 3 year period.
A. Snow Jones, et. al. 2006. “Long-term Costs of Intimate Partner Violence in a Sample of Female HMO Enrollees.” Women’s Health Issues, 16(5): 252-261
- Costs of intimate partner violence exceed $5.8 billion each year, including: $4.1 billion in direct health care services, $900 million in lost productivity, and $900 million in lifetime earnings.
2008, Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- There were 55 domestic violence-related deaths in Maryland last year (July 2015-June 2016).
MNADV tracks domestic violence-related deaths in Maryland and releases the statistics in February of each year. More information about the 55 victims here.
- In one day, 956 victims of domestic violence were served in Maryland.
On September 14, 2016, 22 domestic violence programs in Maryland participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services. On that day, 956 victims were served: 407 found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by the local domestic violence programs, and 549 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.
- There were 44,821 Peace and Protective Orders filed in Maryland last year (Fiscal Year 2015).
The Maryland Judiciary periodically publishes information about peace and protective orders issued in Maryland. Here are the statistics most recently reported. Download the Summary of the Maryland Judiciary Annual Statistical Report for FY 2015.
- There were 15,301 Domestic Violence-Related Crimes in Maryland last year (Fiscal Year 2015)
The latest domestic violence statistics reported by the Maryland State Police is Crime in Maryland: 2015 Uniform Crime Report (UCR). This lengthy report contains a section on domestic violence, which we have extracted for your convenience. Please keep in mind that these crimes are only the ones that were reported to police, and that many victims do not report crimes to the police. The numbers reported only include crimes reported by current or former spouses or cohabitating partners and do not include crimes reported by dating partners who do not live together.