Reports and Publications

Summary reports from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey present data on the national prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking among women and men in the United States. The ongoing NISVS survey provides data that will be used to track IPV, SV, and stalking trends over time.

Summary Reports

  • National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2016/2017
    This series of reports presents topic-specific prevalence estimates from the 2016/2017 data years of NISVS. Each report will be published as it becomes available. For more information on key terms and FAQs on the 2016/2017 data, visit the Key Terms and FAQs webpage.
    • Methodology Report [872 KB, 28 Pages]
      The survey instrument administered in 2016/2017 represents a change in data collection from previous years (2010–2012 and 2015). This report describes the methodology used for the 2016/2017 data collection and the limitations of the data.
    • Report on Stalking [3.67 MB, 32 Pages]
      This report summarizes the lifetime and 12-month experiences of stalking victims in the United States.
    • Report on Sexual Violence [890 MB, 44 Pages]
      This report summarizes the lifetime and 12-month experiences of sexual violence victims in the United States.
    • Intimate Partner Violence (Coming soon!)
      This report summarizes the lifetime and 12-month experiences of victims of intimate partner violence in the United States.
    • Victimization by Sexual Orientation (Coming soon!)
      This report summarizes the lifetime and 12-month experiences of stalking, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence victimization of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual individuals in the United States.
    • State Report (Coming soon!)
      This report uses the NISVS data from 2016/2017 to produce state-level victimization estimates for stalking, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence.
    • Data Assessment Report [742 KB, 31 Pages]
      This report describes the efforts taken to assess the representativeness of the 2016/2017 data and to understand the prevalence estimates.
  • National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief [1 MB, 32 Pages, 508]
    This brief report presents the highlights from the 2015 data year of NISVS. Data tables are presented at the end of the report.

Special Reports

Special reports provide additional methodological information or in-depth analyses on a specific topic set to help readers understand and interpret provisional NISVS data.

  • 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
    The Sexual Orientation Report highlights the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking by sexual orientation for women and men in the United States, using 2010 NISVS data.
  • 2010 Report on Intimate Partner Violence
    The Intimate Partner Violence in the United States–2010 report presents detailed information from the NISVS pertaining to the public health burden of IPV in the United States, including an in-depth look at the scope of IPV and its far-ranging consequences.

Fact Sheets

Below are easy-to-read fact sheets highlighting key findings from National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) and frequently asked questions highlighting what everyone should know about intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking.

Journal Articles

This is a list of journal articles that used NISVS data published within the last 5 years.

  • Basile KC, Smith SG, Chen J, Zwald M. (2020). Chronic Diseases, Health Conditions, and Other Impacts Associated with Rape Victimization of U.S. Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519900335
  • Basile KC, D’Inverno AS, Wang J. (2020). National prevalence of sexual violence by a workplace-related perpetrator. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 58(2), 216-223. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.09.011
  • Basile KC, Miller L, Smith SG, Liu Y, Kresnow M, Gilbert L. (2019). Prevalence of Intimate Partner Reproductive Coercion in the U.S.: Racial and Ethnic Differences. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519888205
  • Peterson C, Liu Y, Merrick M, Basile KC, Simon TR. (2019). Lifetime number of perpetrators and victim-offender relationship status per U.S. victim of intimate partner, sexual violence, or stalking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518824648
  • Basile KC, Smith SG, Liu Y, Kresnow MJ, Fasula AM, Gilbert L, & Chen J. (2018). Rape-related pregnancy and association with reproductive coercion in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine55(6), 770-776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.028
  • Merrick MT, Basile KC, Zhang X, Smith SG, Kresnow M. (2018). Characterizing sexual violence victimization in youth: 2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(4), 596-599. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.014
  • Breiding MJ, Basile KC, Klevens J, & Smith SG. (2017). Economic insecurity and intimate partner and sexual violence victimization. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(4), 457-464. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.03.021
  • Basile KC, Breiding MJ, & Smith SG. (2016). Disability and risk of recent sexual violence in the United States. American Journal of Public Health106(5), 928-933. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2015.303004

Other NISVS Materials

Webpages

Brochure

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Data Access

NISVS data from 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015 are archived in the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data at ICPSR and are available at no cost. On that site, you will find the respective codebooks, survey instruments, and related data documentation. There is also a list of data-related publications. The raw data are in a restricted-access database, which has specific requirements for obtaining them.

Page last reviewed: February 11, 2022