Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements
Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.0 [PDF 1.7MB] is intended for individuals and organizations interested in gathering surveillance data on intimate partner violence (IPV). The document is not meant as a set of mandates, but to promote and improve consistency of IPV surveillance. When data elements are uniformly recorded and the data are made available to numerous users, better estimates of the incidence and prevalence of IPV can be obtained, and problems, such as data incompatibility and high costs of collecting, linking, and using data can be substantially reduced. This version updates the original document that was published in 1999.