Domestic Violence Statistics

More than 10 million people are abused each year in the U.S.

10,000,000

At PCADV, we’re working to eliminate this number. We can only do this with your help. By spreading awareness of the devastating effects of abuse, we can rally together to create change.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner

$156 billion the estimated lifetime economic burden of intimate partner violence in Pennsylvania

2,486 victims were served in one day in Pennsylvania (2017)

In Pennsylvania, 122 victims died from domestic violence incidents last year.

68% were killed by a current or former intimate partner

Method of Killing

Victim's Stories

These stories illustrate that no age, race, gender, or socio-economic class is immune to domestic violence. They also represent its brutality.

Fayette County, PA — A 61-year old man was at a magisterial district court on domestic violence charges. Outside of the building he opened fire on his wife and followed her inside where he began firing into the lobby. Police fatally shot the man. Three people were taken to the hospital. All were released later that night. Days earlier the man’s wife had been granted a final Protection from Abuse order. In the petition for the PFA the man reportedly threatened her with a gun when she asked for a divorce and had choked her with a belt just days earlier.

There is Hope

14,227 completed Lethality Assessments since 2012

9,761 were identified as high-danger. 63% of high-danger victims accessed services.

Pennsylvania’s Lethality Assessment Program has been connecting victims with life-saving services since 2012.

We know that lives have been saved as a result of connecting victims with domestic violence services and we are extraordinarily grateful for the law enforcement agencies and programs that have participated in the program.

Learn More About The Lethality Assessment Program

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In memory of those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2018

  • Adams (1)
    • James Stephens
  • Allegheny (8)
    • Vera Williams Butler
    • Miranda Grimm-Gilarski
    • Lanny Hutson
    • Tiffany Korbelic
    • Louise Lewis
    • Dolores Miller
    • Kevin Thompson
    • Dolores Williams
  • Bedford (2)
    • Lekevia Bush
    • David Glenn Focht, Sr.
  • Berks (3)
    • Suzanne Lenkiewicz
    • Ranciel Natera
    • Maureen Taulker
  • Bradford (1)
    • Patricia Haverly
  • Bucks (5)
    • Anna Angok
    • Autumn Bartle
    • Chung Sook Chang
    • Colleen Patterson
    • Teresa Priestley
  • Butler (1)
    • Ryan Minett
  • Centre (1)
    • Daniel Pedrazzani
  • Chester (5)
    • Nancy Rogal
    • William Rogal
    • Stephanie Burtnett Williams
    • Heather Woodward
    • Rachel Yeager
  • Clearfield (1)
    • Richard Bennett
  • Cumberland (1)
    • Sue Lyons-Grundon
  • Dauphin (1)
    • Jeremy Cadwallader
  • Delaware (7)
    • Alita Byrd
    • Meredith Chapman
    • Chadease Coleman
    • Devanna Cornitcher
    • Robert Coult, Jr.
    • Henry Hox
    • Keith Jackson
  • Elk (1)
    • Richard Hicks
  • Erie (10)
    • Michele Brown
    • Keeno Butler
    • Erica Castro
    • Dorothy Gilkey
    • Amanda Grazioli
    • Tammy Greenawalt
    • Tanesha Harkless
    • Miranda Matasowski
    • Alicia Stalheim
    • Selena Wall
  • Fayette (6)
    • Chelsie Lou Cline
    • Seth William Cline
    • John Maki
    • Tre Montel McCargo
    • William Scott Porterfield
    • Courtney Sue Snyder
  • Indiana (1)
    • Brenda Zelenski
  • Jefferson (1)
    • Janice Wildnauer
  • Juanita (1)
    • Tammy Dorward
  • Lackawanna (4)
    • Tammy Fox
    • Sister Angela Miller
    • Rosemary Smith
    • Andrew Staretz
  • Lancaster (1)
    • Ghada Saleb
  • Lehigh (7)
    • Ashley Campfield
    • Latricia Ezell
    • Kristina Fenstermaker
    • Carolina Monsanto
    • Janis Munsch
    • Jonathan “J.J.” Schmoyer
    • Lwam Tesfamarian
  • Luzerne (9)
    • Valerie Arangio
    • Cindy Lou Ashton
    • Brian Breymeier
    • William Denman
    • Linda Frick
    • Joseph Lewis
    • Sandra Martin
    • Sandra Lee Montanari
    • Antoinette Wilkinson
  • Lycoming (2)
    • Luke Beatty
    • Sonya Heck
  • Mercer (1)
    • Sierra Nicole Madison
  • Monroe (3)
    • Brianna Burkhart
    • Richard Fells
    • Isadora Fortune
  • Montgomery (8)
    • Sharon Burke
    • Donna Marie Donato
    • Thomas Lane
    • Sera Lee
    • Siani Overby
    • Mark Quadrel
    • Angela Maya Stith
    • Ebony White
  • Northampton (2)
    • Kristen Eberhardt
    • John Schmook
  • Philadelphia (15)
    • Liliana Alvarez
    • Gwendolyn Anderson
    • Tammy Blount
    • Shanae Brown
    • Renee Cosom
    • Eric Eberhart
    • Adeline Hill
    • Amber Therese Jackson
    • Kayden Mancuso
    • Etleva Meta
    • Linda Rios-Neuby
    • Drita Strelca
    • Vianela Tavera
    • Isis Williams
    • Oscarina Zarzuela
  • Somerset (1)
    • Diane Rosey
  • Susquehanna (1)
    • Joseph Amrein
  • Union (1)
    • Terry Minnier
  • Venango (1)
    • Kariann Joelle Beach
  • Washington (2)
    • Kelly Bryan
    • Michelle Krek
  • Wayne (3)
    • Carrie Martini
    • Dale Thomas
    • Carol Vaverchak
  • Westmoreland (2)
    • Frank Novak
    • John Small
  • Wyoming (1)
    • Haley Lorenzen
  • York (1)
    • Edna Pinder