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The Impact of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive control and abusive behaviors in any intimate or familial relationship that are used to gain and maintain power and control over another. Domestic violence can look many different ways, including: emotional abuse, isolation, economic abuse, using children, techabuse, and sexual coercion.


1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men were victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.

NISVS, 2018

Unmet Needs

In one day in 2017, victims in Arizona made 366 requests for services that went unmet due to lack of program resources. Of these requests, 74% were for housing.

NNEDV, 2017

Child Impact

Individuals who witnessed Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as children are 2X more likely to become either victims or perpetrators of IPV.

Whitfield et al, 2003

Economic Impact

The lifetime cost IPV per female and male victim is about $104,000 and $23,000 respectively.

AJPM, 2018

Health Consequences

Injury, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Gastrointestinal Issues, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Campbell, 2002

At least 86 people were killed in domestic violence related homicides in Arizona in 2018. - ACESDV, 2018

54% of transgender and gender-noncnforming individuals experience some form of IPV. - USTS, 2016

71% of pet-owning women reported that their battererhad injured, maimed, killed, or threatened family pets. - Ascione et al, 1997

The Impact of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is any sexual conduct that occurs without consent. A person consents to a sexual act by agreeing to it freely and willingly without being forced or coerced. Sexual violence can look many different ways, including: unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, non-contact sexual violence, sexual coercion, and rape.


1 in 2 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 2 transgender individuals have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.

NISVS, 2018 & US Trans Survey, 2015


The root cause of sexual violence is power and oppression. We cannot eradicate sexual violence until we eliminate oppression in all forms.

Child Sexual Abuse

An estimated 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys have experienced child sexual abuse.

Dube et al, 2005 & Finkelhor, 2014

Economic Impact

The lifetime cost of rape per victim is over $120,000.

CDC, 2017

People Who Commit Sexual Harm

80-85% of sexual violence victims reported that the perpetrator was known to them.

NISVS, 2017

Traumatic Impact

Sexual violence can have a lasting impact physically, socially, and psychologically. Some of these impacts may include: Post traumatic stress, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic pain, Problems at work or school, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Gastrointestinal issues, Fatigue, Sexually transmitted diseases.







Community Resources

The Verde Valley Sanctuary partners with many agencies in our community to help you get the support you need. 

This page will help you find resources for:

  • General Support
  • Child Services and Parenting Support
  • Food
  • Jobs and Education
  • Housing
  • Health and Medical
  • And much, much more