Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from National Survey

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This report presents findings from the National Violence Against Women (NVAW) Survey on the extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence in the United States.The National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cosponsored the survey through a grant to the Center for Policy Research. The survey consists of telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 8,000 U.S. women and 8,000 U.S. men about their experiences as victims of various forms of violence, including intimate partner violence.The survey compares intimate partner victimization rates among women and men, specific racial groups, Hispanics and non-Hispanics,and same-sex and opposite-sex cohabitants.It also examines risk factors associated with intimate partner violence, the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims,injured victims’ use of medical services, and victims’ involvement with the justice system.


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