Reports on trends in intimate partner violence of persons age 12 or older in the United States using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports. Murder and nonfatal violent crimes -- such as aggravated assault, simple assault, robbery, and rape/sexual assault -- are examined for male and female victims. This Crime Data Brief updates some of the data in Intimate Partner Violence, a more detailed report on this subject published in 2000.
- The number of violent crimes by intimate partners against females declined from 1993 to 2001.
- Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001.
- 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner in 2000.