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Services for Victims

  • Domestic and sexual violence programs in Oregon responded to more than 175,295 calls for help in 2011. (ODHS 2012)
  • Studies show that access to shelter services leads to a 60 to 70 percent reduction in incidence and severity of re-assault during the 3-month to 12-month follow-up period compared to women who did not access shelter. Shelter services led to greater reduction in severe re-assault when compared to seeking court or law enforcement protection or moving to a new location. (Campbell, JC, PhD, RN, FAAN. Anna D. Wolf, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Protective Action and Re-assault: Findings from the RAVE study.)

Intimate Partner Violence

  • Over 1 in 3 women (37%) and 1 in 3 men (34%) in Oregon reported having experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • Almost 1 in 4 of women (24%) and 1 in 7 men (14%) in the U.S. reported having experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • Since 2009, there have been more than 150 domestic violence related deaths in Oregon, including at least 10 children. (Media reports compiled by Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinator’s Office)
  • Nearly 1 in 3 Oregon homicides in 2010 was a result of domestic violence. (OHA 2010)
  • 1,176 victims were served by domestic violence programs in Oregon on September 15, 2012. (NNEDV 2012)
  • There were 423 unmet requests for domestic violence services in Oregon on September 15, 2011; 70% of those were for housing. (NNEDV 2011)
  • In 2011, There were more than 20,681 requests for emergency shelter that could not be met. Approximately 44 percent of those in shelter were under 18 years of age. (ODHS 2012)
  • Oregon children witness 33% of intimate partner physical assaults. (ODHS 2005)
  • Second most common stressor in founded child abuse cases was Domestic violence (33%). (ODHS 2013)
  • Most female and male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (69% of female victims; 53% of male victims) experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before 25 years of age. (NISVS 2010)

 Sexual Violence

  • Over 1 in 4 women (27%) in Oregon reported having been raped at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • Nearly 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States reported having been raped at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • Over half of women (56%) and almost 1 in 5 men (19%) in Oregon reported having experienced sexual violence other than rape at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • Most female victims of completed rape (79.6%) experienced their first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% experienced their first completed rape before the age of 18 years. (NISVS 2010)
  • More than one-quarter of male victims of completed rape (27.8%) experienced their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger. (NISVS 2010)

Stalking

  • Over 1 in 6 women (17%) in Oregon reported having experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • 1 in 19 men (5.2%) in the United States reported having experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS 2010)
  • More than half of female victims and more than one-third of male victims of stalking indicated that they were stalked before the age of 25; about 1 in 5 female victims and 1 in 14 male victims experienced stalking between the ages of 11 and 17. (NISVS 2010)

Teen Dating Violence

  • About 1 in 10 students nationwide report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past 12 months. (YBRSS 2011)
  • Among adult victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, over 1 in 5 women (22.4%) and almost 1 in 7 men (15%) first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. (NISVS 2010)

Cost of Violence

  • The costs of intimate partner sexual and physical assault in Oregon exceed $50 million each year, nearly $35 million of which is for direct medical and mental health care services. (ODHS 2005a)
  • The total annual costs of intimate partner violence in Oregon also include approximately $9.3 million in lost productivity from paid work for victims of nonfatal intimate partner violence and approximately $10.7 million in lifetime earnings lost by victims of intimate partner homicide. (ODHS 2005a)

Oregon Reports

 

Child Welfare Programs. Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency. (ODHS 2013)

Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Oregon Women. Oregon Department of Humans Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology. (ODHS 2005a)

Oregon Violence Against Women Prevention Plan. Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology. (ODHS 2005b)

Rape in Oregon: A Report to the State. National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center. (NVAWPRC 2003)

Recommendations to Prevent Sexual Violence in Oregon: A Plan of Action. Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Family Health, Women’s Health Program. (ODHS 2006)

Striving to Meet the Need: Summary of Services Provided by Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs in Oregon. Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs. (OHDS 2012)

Violent Deaths in Oregon 2010. Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oregon Injury Prevention and Epidemiology Program, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology. (OHA 2010)

National Reports

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS 2010) – www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/

2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV 2011) – nnedv.org/resources/census/2011-report.html

2012 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV 2012) – http://www.nnedv.org/resources/census/3418-2012-report.html

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBSS 2011). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm

 

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