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BJS Reports Drastic Decline in Intimate Partner Violence

November 27, 2012 10:02:57 am

Intimate partner violence in the U.S. declined 64 percent between 1993 and 2010, according to a report released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

In 1993, there were 2.1 million reports of intimate partner violence — instances of physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner or spouse — compared with 907,000 in 2010, according to the report.

Estimates for the BJS report are based on data from the Bureau’s National Crime Victimization Survey, which collects information from victims of crime.

The report notes that females between the ages of 18 and 34 experience the highest rates of victimization. Most female victims were previously victimized by the same offender, according to the report.

Read the report HERE.

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