The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Resource Page

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NOTE: This page will be updated as new related materials become available.

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), developed by CDC's Injury Center, was initiated in 2010 to collect accurate and reliable incidence and prevalence estimates for intimate partner violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking victimization. Released on December 14, 2011, this data draws important attention to these issues and creates opportunities to advance our intervention and prevention efforts.

Overall, lifetime and one year estimates for sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence were alarmingly high for adult Americans; with IPV alone affecting more than 12 million people each year. Women are disproportionately impacted. They experienced high rates of severe intimate partner violence, rape and stalking, and long-term chronic disease and other health impacts such as PTSD symptoms. NISVS also shows that most rape and IPV is first experienced before age 24, highlighting the importance of preventing this violence before it occurs to ensure that all people can live life to their fullest potential.

For more information about the survey, please visit:

** The CDC offered a Partner Briefing for the release of the report on December 14, 2011 at noon Eastern. To access the recording of this briefing, click here, enter your name, and click the "View Recording" button. Follow the prompts and click the pay button under "View by the Live Meeting Replay" to launch the replay. Note: Mac OS System users will not hear the audio portion, but will be able to see the visual presentation. **

The 2010 Report and Related Materials

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