Domestic violence in numbers

GLOBALLY:

  • 1 in 3 women globally experienced intimate partner violence.

  • 137 women are killed by a member of their family every day.

  • between 133 and 275 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year.

  • less than 40% of the victims report the agressor.

 

SWITZERLAND:

  • 1 person dies every 2 weeks from domestic violence; an average of 25 people per year, including 4 children;

  • 1 killing attempt is made every week (an average of 50 people per year);

  • Victims of attempted and committed homicides in the years 2009-2018 were: 471 women (62.6%), 191 men (25.4%) and 90 children (12%).

 

USA:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner .

  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

  • 16% (about 1 in 6) of homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner.

  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female.

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

  • Nearly 1,770 children died of abuse and neglect in 2018.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

  • 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

 

GERMANY:

  • 1 woman is killed by her partner once every 3 days.

  • About 81% of victims of domestic violence are women.

  • During the coronavirus pandemic:

  • 3.1 % of all German women was involved in at least one form of physical conflict in the home, for instance being beaten. In 6.5 % of all households, children were subjected to corporal punishment.

  • 32.4 % were aware of the domestic violence hotline and 2.7 % had called the number to find help.

  • 5.5 % were aware of the "Codewort Maske 19" campaign, in which pharmacists contact the authorities when a customer uses a code word. 1.8 % had made use of this possibility.

  

AUSTRALIA:

  • An estimated 1 in 6 (17%, or 1.6 million) women and 1 in 16 (6.1%, or 0.5 million) men had experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or previous cohabiting partner since the age of 15.

  • In 2018, there were 142 family and domestic violence homicide and related offences. Of the 142 victims 53% were female and 24% were aged 0–19 (ABS 2019).

  • 183 domestic homicide victims between 2016–17 and 2017–18.

  • 1 woman was killed every 9 days and 1 man every 29 days by a partner between 2014–15 and 2015–16.

  • 26,500 children aged 0–9 were assisted by specialist homelessness services due to domestic violence in 2017–18.

  • 3% of all Australian children (159,000) received child protection services in 2017–18.

  • 3 in 10 assault hospitalisations for people aged 15 and over were due to family and domestic violence.

  • Indigenous people were 32 times as likely to be hospitalised for family violence as non-Indigenous people in 2016–17.

  • 30 calls a day were made to elder abuse helplines across Australia in 2017–18.

 

THAILAND:

  • 242 deaths from domestic violence in just the first 7 months of 2020, 65.9 % of [reported] domestic violence cases in this period involved murders.

  • 4 reported cases of domestic violence against women every day.

  • 3 cases of domestic violence against children every day.

  • Up to 94.9 % of people witnessing domestic violence decided not to intervene.

 

PHILIPINES:

  • 8 women per day, were maltreated or raped across the country from March 17 to May 23, 2020 ( since Covid-19 lockdowns began).

  • 1 in 4 women aged 15-49 has experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse by their partner or husband in 2017.

  • Among children aged 13-<18 years, 13.7 % experienced overall sexual abuse in the home. About 3.2 % of children and youth experienced severe sexual violence (forced consummated sex) during childhood. The prevalence for males was 4.1 %, significantly higher than the 2.3 % among females. ( Unicef’s Study, 2016)

 

UK:

  • Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse - 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims (4%).

  • 7 women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales.

  • 130,000 children live in homes where there is high-risk domestic abuse.

  • 62% of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse.

  • 206,492 violence against the person have been reported between March and June 2020, a 9% increase compared with the same period in 2019.

  • On average victims at high risk of serious harm or murder live with domestic abuse for 2-3 years before getting help.

  • 85% of victims sought help five times on average from professionals in the year before they got effective help to stop the abuse.

 

AFRICA:

  • 1 woman is killed by her husband or boyfriend every 6 hours South Africa.

  • 50 % of women in Tanzania and 71 % of women in Ethiopia’s rural areas reported beatings or other forms of violence by husbands or other intimate partners in 2005.

  • 47 % of all homicides in Kenya were related to domestic violence in 2003.

  • 6 in 10 murder cases In Zimbabwe were related to domestic violence in 1998.

 

 

JAPAN:

  • Domestic violence cases in Japan hit a record high of over 130,000 in 2020

  • Of those that contacted domestic violence counseling and support centers, 37,044 people lived with children, with 60% of the cases, believed to have involved child abuse.

  • A total of 14,974 cases of child abuse were reported in January 2020, up 22% from the same of period previous year. In March, cases jumped to 22,503, up 12% from a year earlier.

  • 16.6% of males and 23.7% of females reported experiencing domestic violence; among these victims, 5.7% of males and 11.4% of females had life-threatening experiences. (CAO/GEB 2015a)

 

 

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Sources:

 

Globally - https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/gsh/Booklet_5.pdf , https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/gsh/Booklet_5.pdf , https://capmh.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13034-020-00347-1

Switzerland - https://www.ebg.admin.ch/ebg/de/home/themen/haeusliche-gewalt/statistik.html

Usa - https://ncadv.org/STATISTICS ,

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/social-distancing-domestic-violence.pdf

Germany - Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA)

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/en/german-women-killed-in-domestic-violence-once-every-three-days-li.118018 ,

https://www.research-in-germany.org/news/2020/6/2020-06-03_Domestic_violence_during_the_coronavirus_pandemic.html , https://www.bmfsfj.de/blob/93906/9c0076fc66b1be6d0eb28258fe0aa569/frauenstudie-englisch-gewalt-gegen-frauen-data.pdf

Australia - https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-impacts-family-domestic-and-sexual-violence ,

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/domestic-violence/family-domestic-sexual-violence-australia-2019/contents/summary

Thailand - https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1966895/time-to-give-child-protection-a-boost ,

https://www.ucanews.com/news/thailand-sees-surge-in-domestic-violence-during-pandemic/90421

Philipines - https://pcw.gov.ph/violence-against-women/#:~:text=Violence%20against%20women%20(VAW)%20appears,by%20their%20husband%20or%20partner ,

https://www.ucanews.com/news/domestic-violence-all-the-rage-in-philippine-lockdown/89821# ,

https://www.unicef.org/philippines/media/491/file/National%20Baseline%20Study%20on%20Violence%20Against%20Children%20in%20the%20Philippines:%20Results%20(executive%20summary).pdf

Uk - https://safelives.org.uk/policy-evidence/about-domestic-abuse ,

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/domesticabuseinenglandandwalesoverview/november2019 ,

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/articles/domesticabuseduringthecoronaviruscovid19pandemicenglandandwales/november2020

Africa - https://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/july-2007/taking-violence-against-women-africa

Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/13/national/domestic-violence-cases-record-high/,http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13367418,

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-658-26638-7_10

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