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Domestic Violence Statistics


In 2002, 153 murders were the result of intimate partner violence in California. (California Department of Justice [DOJ], Criminal Justice Statistics)

In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends. (Bureau of Justice Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence, May 2001) 

The rates of violent victimization among American Indian women were more than double that among all women. (National Crime Victimization Survey 1992- 2001)

Native women experience violent victimization at a higher rate than any other U.S. population. (Sacred Circle- Vol. IX. September 2008 Restoration of Native Sovereignty)

34.1%, more than 1 in 3, Indian women will be raped in their lifetime. (Sacred Circle- Vol. IX. September 2008 Restoration of Native Sovereignty)

64%, more than 6 in 10, Indian women will be physically assaulted. (Sacred Circle- Vol. IX. September 2008 Restoration of Native Sovereignty)

Indian women are stalked at more than twice the rate of other women (Sacred Circle- Vol. IX. September 2008 Restoration of Native Sovereignty)
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