The U. S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nationally nearly one in every four women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood. The report further stated that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experience an attempted or completed rape. These issues are a problem throughout the country including in California. The statistics that follow highlight the extent of the problem in California.

Abuse in California – Rates of Domestic Violence

Statistics by California Women’s Health Survey

Prevalence of Teen Dating Violence

Statistics by California Student Survey

Domestic Violence Homicides

Statistics by California Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Statistics Center

Domestic Violence Facts


Statistics by Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence

National Statistics

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If you are a victim of or have been accused of domestic violence, please contact The Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy for a free 1 hour consultation. Our principal attorney, Matthew Rudy, has substantial experience handling domestic violence proceedings in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda and San Mateo counties and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.