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Domestic Violence Statistics

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


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

2,574 victims were served in one day in Pennsylvania (2020)

In Pennsylvania, 112 victims died from domestic violence incidents last year.

54% 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.

A 25-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his 26-year-old parter who was pregnant with his child. The perpetrator had planned to kill his partner when he went to her home. When investigators searched the perpetrator’s phone, they found nothing indicating he had told anyone about the child he was having with the victim, but she was messaging him days before the shooting about the baby’s gender reveal party. The night of the shooting, the perpetrator left another romantic partner’s home and called the victim. Her uncle heard her ask “Are you coming to the front or the back?” before hearing gunshots. Her uncle, who suffers from a physical disability, was unable to walk to the back to see if his niece was involved. The victim was not found until the next morning. The victim’s father described her as an amazing human who just wanted to make other people happy, and said she was excited about becoming a mother. Her family has started a foundation to help victims of gun violence in her memory.

There is Hope

29,306 completed Lethality Assessments since 2012

19,826 were identified as high-danger. 36% 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 2021

  • Adams County -2
    • Wanda Baumgardner
    • James Buss
  • Allegheny County-18
    • Katara Lashai Bray
    • Sally Sines
    • Christopher Gumm
    • Nalene Harrell
    • Brian Devante Jameel Clay
    • Von Washington
    • Ana Tratras
    • John Tratras
    • Annette Morros
    • Karli Asti Short
    • Kai Brown
    • Aliah Johnson
    • Helene Nulty
    • Arquwonna Wright
    • Crystal Leschner
    • Nandi Fitzgerald
    • Tatiana “Tay” Hill
    • Denzel “Buddy” Nowlin, Jr.
  • Beaver County-4
    • Jeffrey “JJ” Bright
    • Jasmine Cannady
    • John Miklaucic
    • Chad Hunt
  • Bedford County-2
    • Brian Hunter
    • Michael Claar
  • Berks County-6
    • Patricia Baskerville Torres, LPN
    • Katrina Henderson
    • Eloise Moyer
    • Heidi Lopez
    • Phyllis Anderson
    • Mikerrah C. Page
  • Blair County-1
    • Suryadev Aswathappa
  • Bucks County-2
    • Jamie Beighley
    • Charles Thomas, Jr.
  • Cambria County-2
    • Tiffany Busch
    • Jacob Fisher
  • Carbon County-1
    • Jeff Beagle
  • Centre County-1
    • Robert Farwell
  • Chester County-7
    • Arti Madhusudan Ayd
    • Deborah Brandao
    • Sharvil Deepak Kulkarni
    • Shubham Deepak Kulkarni
    • Kimberly Harris
    • Jordan Foster
    • Annabel Rose Meenan
  • Crawford County-1
    • Christina Ruhl-Farnsworth
  • Cumberland County-2
    • Melissia Hinton-Miller
    • Joanna R. Miller
  • Dauphin County-7
    • Elizabeth Wise
    • Stanley “Fred” Cooksey
    • Darius Afshar
    • Saeed Afshar
    • Zipporah Afshar
    • Jeramiah Beamon
    • Erika Ramos King
  • Delaware County-2
    • Rashad Sabree
    • LaToya Gary
  • Erie County-5
    • Madison Zimmer
    • Zachery Zimmer
    • Marcus Moore
    • Amy Hoffer
    • Rhonda Glover
  • Fayette County-1
    • Chad William Lowry
  • Franklin County-1
    • Selena Miller
  • Indiana County-1
    • Matthew Hill
  • Lancaster County-7
    • Mitchell Bewley
    • Richard Williams
    • Victoria Preston
    • Donald Meshey, Sr.
    • Wesley S. “Big Wes” Frey, Sr.
    • Alexandria Reynolds
    • Naraly Archibald
  • Lawrence County-3
    • Chyna Cardena
    • Margaret Kahrer
    • John Micco, Jr.
  • Lehigh County-3
    • Nicolette Law
    • Jonathan Martinez
    • Joan Lois Lord Cressman
  • Luzerne County-3
    • Mary Susan Barrett
    • Helena Johnson
    • Yana Guitson
  • Mercer County-2
    • Serena Schoeder
    • Gretchen Pallack
  • Mifflin County-1
    • Betsy Torres
  • Montgomery County-3
    • Carla Forde
    • Adrionne Reaves
    • Karina Torres
  • Northampton County-1
    • Shakeeyah Jackson
  • Northumberland County-2
    • Richard Karlaza
    • Sarah E. Jones
  • Philadelphia County-12
    • Gladys Coriano
    • Tyronda Harrington
    • Christine Gibson
    • Dianna Brice
    • Tamara Aiken
    • Morgan Brxton
    • No name available-Male
    • No name available-Male
    • Lindsay Alexis Johnson
    • Sukea Patton
    • Eloise Harmon
    • Margaret Lippi
  • Schuylkill County-1
    • Sharon Zimmerman
  • Washington County-3
    • Christina Garove
    • Suzanne DeVos Faingnaert
    • Dolores Mayberry
  • Westmoreland County-2
    • Arthur Hubish
    • Maria Puskarich
  • York County-3
    • Catherine Hartman
    • Sandra Anderson
    • Joselito Pagan-Ocasio