Facts & Stats

  • 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted.
  • The most dangerous time for abuse survivors is when they are leaving, or the abusive partner believes they are leaving.
  • The need for power and control over a partner is the cause of domestic violence—not alcohol or drugs.
  • People age 18 – 24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.
  • 80% of all assaults are committed by an acquaintance.
  • Sexual assault is a crime of violence—not a crime of passion and lust.
  • Stalking is a crime.
  • 1.4 million people are stalked every year.
  • 74% of stalking victims are 18 – 39 years old.