The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
Intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year.
NISVS 2010 Summary Report
Published in 2011, the NISVS 2010 Summary Report presents data on the national prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking among women and men in the United States. The 2010 survey is the first year of the survey and provides baseline data that will be used to track IPV, SV, and stalking trends.
NISVS 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
Little is known about the national prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking among lesbian, gay, and bisexual women and men in the United States. Published in 2013, the NISVS 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation is the first of its kind to present comparisons of victimization by sexual orientation for women and men.
NISVS Additional Resources
CDC developed a variety of materials to help partners, grantees, and other groups educate their communities about NISVS and the public health problems of IPV, SV, and stalking. These materials are available for download below.
- Communications Toolkit [PDF 2.1MB] Practical guide outlines basic elements for effective NISVS-related communications activities (includes frequently asked questions).
- Brochure [PDF 386KB] Overview brochure provides basic information about NISVS, including information on data collection.
- Fact Sheet – NISVS 2010 Summary Report [PDF 766KB] Two-page fact sheet on the 2010 Summary Report, highlighting key findings and opportunities for prevention and action.
- Fact Sheet – NISVS 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation [PDF 996KB] Two-page fact sheet on the 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation, highlighting key findings and opportunities for prevention and action.
- Customizable Fact Sheet [Word 2.6MB] Word template, allowing partners, grantees, and others to draw attention to state-level NISVS data while showcasing their local IPV, SV, and stalking prevention efforts. NISVS Customizable Template Fact Sheet Instructions [PDF 95KB]
- FAQs – NISVS 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation [PDF 167KB] Questions and answers address the background, methodology, interpretation of results, implications of findings, and limitations of the 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation.
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