Lifetime Prevalence of Domestic Violence Victimization

The percentage of women and men in RI who have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking victimization by an intimate partner during their lifetime

Rhode Island Women


Rhode Island Men


Data Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Citation: Smith SG, Khatiwada S, Richardson L, Basile KC, Friar NW, Chen J, Zhang Kudon H, & Leemis RW. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2016/2017 State Report. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2023.

Pregnant Women and Domestic Violence

This chart shows the percentage of RI women, by specific demographics, who experience domestic violence before and/or during pregnancy. 

Intimate Partner Violence Victimization Before / During Pregnancy

By Demographic Characteristics, Rhode Island
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No Data Found

Citation: Kim, H., Monteiro, K. Cooper, T., Viner-Brown, S., Weber, A. 2018 Rhode Island Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Data Book, 3rd Edition. (2018). Accessed January 12, 2024.

Seniors Who Experienced Elder Abuse in the Past Year

Nationally, at least 1 out of 10 adults over 60 experienced elder abuse in the past year.

1 in 10 adults over 60

Data Note: Some of the cases are physical or sexual in nature, while others are emotional involving abandonment, neglect and self-neglect.

Citation: Acierno, R., Hernandez, M. A., Amstadter, A. B., Resnick, H. S., Steve, K., Muzzy, W., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. American journal of public health, 100(2), 292-297.

Economic Burden of Domestic Violence on Rhode Islanders

Lifetime economic burden of intimate partner violence, based on prevalence rates by gender


$8.9 Billion


$7.02 Million

Total lifetime economic burden of intimate partner violence, estimated

$10 billion

For more information, view this resource from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV).

Citation: Peterson, C., Kearns, M. C., McIntosh, W. L., Estefan, L. F., Nicolaidis, C., McCollister, K. E., et al. (2018). Lifetime Economic Burden of Intimate Partner Violence Among U.S. Adults. Am J Prev Med, 55(4), 433-444.

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