According to the World Health Organization, globally as of 2021, 30% of women (1 in 3) have been subjected to:
- Physical and/or sexual violence from any current or former husband or male intimate partner, or to;
- Sexual violence from a non-partner, example, strangers, acquaintances, friends, peers, teachers, neighbors, family members, or to;
- Both of these forms of violence combined at least once in their lifetime (i.e., since the age of 15)
Estimates from WHO’s 2018 analysis of prevalence data from 2000-2018 indicate:
- 27% of women, (nearly one-third) in the 15-49 age group have been subjected to some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
- 42% of women who experience intimate partner violence report an injury as a consequence of this violence.
- Global prevalence estimates show that 6% of women over the age of 15 have been subjected to non-partner sexual violence at least once in their lifetime.
Data released in 2020 by WHO revealed that globally, an estimated 1 billion children aged 2-17 years experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the preceding year.
As of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated:
- In the US, about 1 in 3 men experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
- About 1 in 17 men were victims of stalking at some point in their lifetime.