Statistics

  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • One in four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.
  • The economic cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion each year nationally.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children witness this violence.
  • In 2016, 105,668 crimes of domestic violence were reported to Florida law enforcement agencies. Of those, 63,193 resulted in arrests.
  • In Clay County, domestic violence accounts for approximately one-third of all violent crime in the county. In 2018, there were 818 reports of domestic violence to law enforcement.
  • In 2016-2017, Quigley House answered over 1,800 hotline calls and provided emergency shelter to 212 individuals.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.
  • In 8 out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator.
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
  • The Department of Defense estimates that only 13.5% of survivors of sexual assault report the assault. In 2010, over 19,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military.

 

Many survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault do not report their abusers to the police or access services due to fear, shame, or by being prevented from doing so by their abusers. As a result, these crimes are often underreported.