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Domestic Violence

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This page contains federal and federally-supported materials and websites that focus on the prevalence of family violence.

Publications and Multimedia

Criminal Victimization
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual

Fourth National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children (NISMART‐4) Law Enforcement Survey – Stereotypical Kidnapping (LES-SK) Technical Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2022

Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women 1993-2020
National Institute of Justice, August 2021

"We're keeping everything together with Band-Aids": a case study of care work and family violence during a US oil boom
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2020

The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: A 2015 NISVS Research-in-Brief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2019

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The mission of BJS is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels. See the following NIJ pages for research, information and resources:

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NISVS is an ongoing survey that collects national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking in the United States.

Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's SBB, users can access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization. See the SBB Spotlight on Youth Victims of Violence for data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System on youth victims of domestic violence.

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See the following other Special Features for additional information and resources:

Date Modified: October 17, 2023
Date Created: August 14, 2020