and related data collections
National data with
family or domestic violence
The rate of family violence
in the United States
has fallen sharply over the past decade
Family violence accounts
about 11% of all violence
Many types of family violence are declining
Why is family violence on the decline?
The majority of family violence victims are female
The majority of family violence offenders are male
Family violence victims and offenders by relationship
Simple assault is the most frequent type of family violence
Approximately 1 in 5
is family murder
Trends in family murder
Family murder victims
Is family violence more serious than nonfamily violence?
Family versus nonfamily
Family violence was more likely to be reported to police than nonfamily violence
Are family violence offenders treated differently than nonfamily violence offenders by the courts?
Half of imprisoned family violence offenders were in prison for a sex crime against a family member
New information from BJS