Domestic Violence by State

Domestic violence is a crime of violence between persons with a familial or intimate relationship, such as in marriage or cohabitation. This can assume various forms such as, physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, economic, religious, and reproductive abuse. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) estimates over 10 million adults are victims of domestic violence, or about twenty people per minute, regardless of report or prosecution status. 

The NCADV reports domestic violence by percentage of the male and female population that experiences domestic violence. On average in the U.S., 1 in 4 women have been the victims of domestic violence, for 1 in 10 men.

According to the NCADV the state with the highest levels of domestic violence against women is Oklahoma and the state with the highest rates of domestic abuse again men is West Virginia. The state with the lowest rate of domestic abuse against women is North Dakota and the state with the lowest rate of domestic abuse against men is South Carolina.

See for yourself how domestic violence statistics differ from state to state by looking at the data in the charts.

Domestic Violence by State

Alabama - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.5

#20 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.3%

#18 in the US

Alaska - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

43.3

#2 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

5.14

#1 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.4%

#24 in the US

Arizona - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

42.6

#4 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.64

#8 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.8%

#25 in the US

Arkansas - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

40.8

#10 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.82

#9 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

19.4%

#32 in the US

California - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

34.9

#35 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1

#10 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

22.1%

#34 in the US

Colorado - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

36.8

#28 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.61

#11 in the US

Connecticut - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.7

#21 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.71

#29 in the US

Delaware - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.6

#22 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.8

#30 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

10.4%

#1 in the US

Florida - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.9

#23 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

15.2%

#13 in the US

Georgia - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.4

#24 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.9

#31 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

15.1%

#14 in the US

Hawaii - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

34.7

#36 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.57

#32 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.1%

#5 in the US

Idaho - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33

#39 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.9

#33 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

23.2%

#35 in the US

Illinois - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

41.5

#7 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.68

#34 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.2%

#19 in the US

Indiana - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

42.5

#5 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.91

#35 in the US

Iowa - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

35.3

#31 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.63

#36 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.2%

#6 in the US

Kansas - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.9

#40 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.44

#12 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

15.8%

#15 in the US

Kentucky - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

45.3

#1 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.1

#13 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

12%

#2 in the US

Louisiana - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

35.9

#32 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.18

#2 in the US

Maine - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.3

#13 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.87

#37 in the US

Maryland - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

34.4

#37 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.12

#14 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14%

#7 in the US

Massachusetts - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.9

#41 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.65

#38 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

13.6%

#3 in the US

Michigan - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

36.1

#29 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.46

#15 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.7%

#26 in the US

Minnesota - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.9

#42 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.67

#39 in the US

Mississippi - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.7

#14 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.43

#16 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.8%

#8 in the US

Missouri - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

41.8

#8 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.05

#3 in the US

Montana - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.2

#25 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.94

#40 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.1%

#27 in the US

Nebraska - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.7

#43 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.72

#41 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.1%

#28 in the US

Nevada - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

43.8

#3 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.28

#4 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.2%

#9 in the US

New Hampshire - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

34.7

#38 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.19

#5 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.7%

#20 in the US

New Jersey - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

35.8

#33 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.7

#42 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.3%

#29 in the US

New Mexico - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.6

#26 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.64

#6 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.1%

#21 in the US

New York - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

31.7

#48 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.85

#43 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.9%

#10 in the US

North Carolina - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

35.2

#34 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.04

#17 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.8%

#22 in the US

North Dakota - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

29.7

#49 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.81

#44 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.5%

#11 in the US

Ohio - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

38

#19 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.84

#45 in the US

Oklahoma - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

40.1

#11 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.85

#18 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

16.8%

#23 in the US

Oregon - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.8

#15 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.13

#19 in the US

Pennsylvania - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

37.1

#27 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.74

#46 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.2%

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

32.6

#47 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.1

#20 in the US

South Carolina - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

42.3

#6 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

2.15

#7 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

15.9%

#16 in the US

South Dakota - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

27.8

#50 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.37

#21 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

15.8%

#17 in the US

Tennessee - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.6

#16 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.72

#22 in the US

Texas - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

40.1

#12 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.37

#23 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

14.5%

#12 in the US

Utah - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.6

#44 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.88

#47 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

21.2%

#33 in the US

Vermont - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.2

#17 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.58

#24 in the US

Virginia - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.6

#45 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.57

#25 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

13.3%

#4 in the US

Washington - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

41.4

#9 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.16

#26 in the US

West Virginia - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

39.4

#18 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.44

#27 in the US

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE TEENShelp

17.1%

#31 in the US

Wisconsin - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

36.3

#30 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

1.37

#28 in the US

Wyoming - Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCEhelp

33.9

#46 in the US

FEMALE HOMICIDEhelp

0.7

#48 in the US