Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem. IPV includes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression (including
coercive tactics) by a current or former intimate partner. In addition to the immediate impact, IPV has lifelong consequences. A number of studies have shown that beyond
injury and death, victims of IPV are more likely to report a range of acute and chronic mental and physical health conditions.
Findings in this report are based on data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.