1 in 9 adult women has been “forcibly raped” at some time in her life.
That totals more than 175,000 women.
This estimate does not include those rapes that occurred via alcohol or drug facilitation, attempted rape, or “statutory rape”.
Most offenders are men regardless of victim gender.
Nationally, 3.5 million children received assessment or investigation in 2007.
22.5% of those children were found to have been maltreated.
¾ of those children had no prior history of victimization.
31.9% of all victims of maltreatment were younger than 4 years old. An additional 23.8% were ages 4-7 and 19% ages 11-17.
National abuse breakdown: 7.6% Sexual, 10.8% Physical, 68.5% Neglect, and 4.2% Emotional/Psychological.
One in three adolescents tested for sexually transmitted infections and HIV have experienced domestic violence.
KY received 75,178 child protective services reports in SFY 09.
20% of KY’s investigated cases were substantiated for child abuse and/or neglect.
54.8% of the children had no prior history of substantiated abuse.
Nearly 50% of KY’s substantiated abuse cases involved children younger than 6 yrs. old and another 25% were ages 11-17.
KY abuse breakdown: 9% Sexual, 22% Physical, 68.5% Neglect, and <1% Emotional.
Spouse/Partner Abuse (Domestic Violence):
Approximately one in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury among women ages 15-44.
Homicide is the second leading cause of traumatic death for pregnant and recently pregnant women in the U.S. accounting for 31% of maternal injury deaths.
Women experiencing abuse in the year prior to and/or during a recent pregnancy are 40-60% more likely than non-abused women to report high blood pressure, vaginal bleeding, severe nausea, kidney or urinary tract infections, or hospitalization during pregnancy.
Over 4,000 women and children sought shelter in spouse abuse centers in fiscal year 2009 (July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009).
The centers received over 32,600 domestic violence-related calls and another 67,000 information/referral calls in that same year.
On an average day during that year, there were 412 residents in the fifteen KDVA shelters throughout the state.
Vulnerable Adult Abuse:
Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, or other forms of abuse and neglect.
Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time.