Statistics on Domestic Violence

will experience [some form of] intimate partner violence within their lifetime


Fact Sheet

  • Women living in the poorest households are more than three times more likely to be victimsof domestic abuse, including stalking, than those in higher income families.
  • Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence
  • Between 21-60% of victims of domestic violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse

The lifetime prevalance of domestic violence is

61.1% for bisexual women         43.8% for lesbians         35% for heterosexual women

37.3% for bisexual men         29% for heterosexual men         26% for gay men

34.6 percent for trandgender induviduals (men and women) 

FY 2016 New Horizons Stats 

  • Served about 1,200 victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County
  • Spent 1,171 hours counseling victims and 1,543 hours in total for all services
  • Presented to 675 professionals, students, providers, and community members on the issues of domestic violence




ETO Quarterly Report