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The Prevalence of Domestic Violence

Given these statistics, it is likely that you know someone who has been abused. They may be your friends and family members, your neighbors or co-workers. Domestic violence takes its toll on our communities as well, contributing to other forms of violence and suffering, burdening us with huge medical and criminal justice costs, and decreasing workplace productivity.  

What can you do to help?

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men.

While domestic violence can happen in any relationship – regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or other factors – the vast majority of victims who report violence are women abused by male partners or ex-partners.

Help is available.  You are not alone.

There is still more work to do.....

17th Annual Domestic Violence County Report

(New Jersey Summary)

The following figures represent the information provided by

the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

On September 7, 2022, 30 out of 34 (88%) identified domestic violence programs in New Jersey participated in a national count of domestic violence services conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). The following figures represent the information shared by the participating programs about the services they provided during the 24-hour survey period.

(1,918 Victims Served) 1,174 adult and child victims of domestic violence found refuge in emergency shelters, transitional housing, hotels, motels, or other housing provided by local domestic violence programs. 744 adult and child victims received non-residential supportive services related to legal needs, housing advocacy, transportation, mental health, public benefits, and more. 

Domestic violence hotlines are lifelines for victims in danger, providing support, information, safety planning, and resources via phone, chat, text, and email. Hotline staff received 727 contacts, averaging more than 30 contacts per hour. 

On the survey day, local domestic violence programs provided 12 public training sessions (educational sessions provided to the public) to 314 people, addressing topics like domestic violence prevention and early intervention. 

Victims made 316 requests for services that programs could not provide because they did not have the resources. Approximately 36% of these unmet requests were for emergency shelter, hotels, motels, and other housing.