Statistics

  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • Last year, Quigley House advocates answered approximately 1,200 crisis hotline calls.
  • 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 2018, Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported 835 incidents of domestic violence (an increase over last year) and one life lost at the hands of an intimate partner in Clay County. Only 1% of cases were considered unfounded.
  • Last year, 302 women, men, and children stayed safely at shelter for a total of 9,229 nights. The average stay is 5 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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 being prevented from doing so by their abusers. As a result, these crimes are often underreported.