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.

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, Chen J, Smith SG, Clayton HB, Simon TR, Mercy JA. (2023). Childhood violence victimization in the U.S.: associations with revictimization and health. Violence & Victims,  DOI: 10.1891/VV-2022-0165.
  • Gilbert LK, Zhang X, Basile KC, Breiding M, & Kresnow MJ. (2022). Intimate Partner Violence and Health Conditions Among US Adults—National Intimate Partner Violence Survey, 2010–2012. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 08862605221080147.
  • Basile KC, Smith SG, Friar N, Wang J (2022). Characteristics and impacts of sexual violence and stalking victimization by the same perpetrator using a nationally representative sample. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma,
  • Smith SG, Chen J, Lowe AN, Basile KC. (2021). Sexual violence victimization of U.S. males: negative health conditions associated with rape and being made to penetrate. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
  • Basile KC, Smith SG, Liu Y, Lowe A, Gilmore AK, Sharma SK, Kresnow M. (2021). Victim and perpetrator characteristics in alcohol/drug-involved sexual violence victimization in the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Dependence,
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Chen J, Walters ML, Gilbert LK, & Patel N. (2020). Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence by Sexual Orientation, United States. Psychology of Violence, 10, (1), 110-119.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other NISVS Materials



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.