Savannah Statistics–2018

88832

Meals provided to SAFE Shelter residents

3339

Domestic Disturbance calls received by SCMPD

144

Domestic Disturbance reports written by SCMPD

1568

Crisis Calls Received by SAFE Shelter

945

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALLS RECEIVED BY CCP

4

Total Domestic Homicides in Savannah

Georgia Statistics

  • 35.1% of Georgia women and 39.9% of Georgia men experience intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking.
  • In 2018, 97 Georgia citizens lost their lives due to domestic violence.
  • In 42% of the cases studied through Georgia’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, children were present during the killing.
  • Research indicates that the presence of violence in the home can increase the likelihood that child maltreatment will also occur.
  • In 2013, 29,779 victims were served by Georgia domestic violence services.
  • 27 counties in Georgia have no access to domestic violence services. Another 26 counties have very limited access.
  • Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for the rate at which women are killed by domestic violence.
  • In Georgia in 2014, firearms were involved in 66% of all domestic violence fatalities.
  • In 2014, 117 Georgians were killed in domestic violence-related incidents. In 29% of these cases, children were witnesses.

National Statistics

Domestic violence or intimate partner violence affects more people than most realize. Continuing to bring it to the forefront of the conversation. Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It occurs in every culture and country, affecting individuals from all educational, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. Victims include the young and the old.

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More than 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 7 men in the U.S. having experienced physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Source: Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2016). Facts about domestic violence and physical abuse. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

Source: Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2016). Facts about domestic violence and physical abuse. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org.

76% of domestic violence victims are female; 24% are male.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2016). Facts about domestic violence and physical abuse. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org.

Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Criminal Victimization, 2005,” September 2006.

44% of lesbian women and 61% of bisexual women – compared to 35% of heterosexual women – experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010-2012 State Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.

26% percent of gay men and 37% of bisexual men – compared to 29% of heterosexual men – experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010-2012 State Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.

All races and ethnicities experience domestic violence. Non-hispanic black women 45%, non-hispanic white women 34%, Hispanic women 34%, and Asian/Pacific Island 18%. However, women of multiple ethnicities (47%) and American Indian and Alaska Native (48%) experience the highest percentage of domestic violence compared to the others.

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010-2012 State Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.

Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.
Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

Source: Frieze, I.H., Browne, A. (1989) Violence in Marriage. In L.E. Ohlin & M. H. Tonry, Family Violence. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

The most common age when intimate partner violence is first experienced by women is age 18-24 (38.6%), followed by age 11-17 (22.4%), age 35-44 (6.8%) and age 45+ (2.5%). For men the most common age is age 18-24 (47.1%), followed by age 25-34 (30.6%), age 11-17 (15.0%), age 35-44 (10.3%) and age 45+ (5.5%).

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010 Summary Report. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

Source: Edelson, J.L. (1999). “The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering.” Violence Against Women. 5:134-154.

Among victims of intimate partner violence, 84% of female victims and 61% of male victims disclosed their victimization to someone, primarily a friend or family member. Only 21% of female victims and 6% of male victims disclosed their victimization to a doctor or nurse at some point in their lifetime.

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010 Summary Report. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.