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

2,630 victims were served in one day in Pennsylvania (2019)

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

46% 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.

Allegheny County, PA — An 80-year-old woman was writing out bills when she was attacked by her 42-year-old son. He allegedly knocked her to the ground and began kicking and stomping her before throwing her down the basement stairs. The man told police that his mother was still breathing after he dragged her across the basement and left her to die. A day later the man called the police and claimed he had killed his mother. The home had a history of domestic disturbance calls to the police.

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 2019

  • Allegheny County – 8
    • Allison Fritzius
    • Tre Valorie
    • Gerald Dwain Walker
    • Kaine A. Williams
    • Susan E. Jeffries
    • Nalani Johnston
    • Margaret Sumney
    • Dolores Burdick
  • Bedford County – 4
    • Scott Alan Rogers
    • Felicia Nicole Barton
    • Amanda Jane Figard
    • Laina Haney
  • Berks County – 4
    • Farrah Wertz
    • Joy Strunk
    • Joanne DeLuca
    • Ira Reed Jr.
  • Blair County – 2
    • Cassandra Lynn Appleman
    • Sheldon Howard Appleman
  • Bradford County – 3
    • Candy Bidlack
    • Edwin Bidlack
    • Johnnie Johnson
  • Bucks County – 8
    • Erika Allen
    • Imani Allen
    • Jamilla Campbell
    • Damon Decree Jr.
    • Naa’Irah Smith
    • Robyn Ryan
    • Eric Braxton
    • Arthur Hill
  • Butler County – 1
    • Mary Jo Kornick
  • Carbon County – 1
    • Megan Leland
  • Centre County – 3
    • Dean Beachy
    • Steven Beachy
    • George McCormick
  • Chester County – 1
    • Barbara Palladino
  • Clearfield County – 1
    • Ronald Williams Jr.
  • Clinton County – 1
    • Agnes Rae Neff
  • Columbia County – 1
    • Paula S. (Brown) Deeter
  • Crawford County – 2
    • Darrin Whitman
    • Shannon Whitman
  • Cumberland County – 1
    • Linda Brandt
  • Dauphin County – 6
    • Nightflower Staats
    • Joaquim (Joe) Caddell
    • Charlotte Chaplin
    • Kelly Kearn
    • Nancy Parthemore
    • Andres Claudio Sr.
  • Delaware County – 3
    • Stephanie Miller
    • She’Kierrah Adams
    • Shantel Harmon
  • Erie County – 1
    • Starleisha Smith
  • Franklin County – 1
    • Edwin Perez-Huertas
  • Greene County – 1
    • William Lawrence Worry III
  • Lackawanna County – 1
    • Barbara Naumann
  • Lancaster County – 4
    • Dante Welton
    • Ian Shannon
    • Autumn Ross
    • Christine Ross
  • Lawrence County – 2
    • Mark Mason
    • Darren Jevcak
  • Lehigh County – 2
    • Nestor Luis Ortiz DeLeon
    • Yosandra Andralyn Munoz Corporan
  • Luzerne County – 6
    • Joseph Monka
    • Ta’Rese Previlon
    • Tara Grob
    • Sandra Jones-Shaffer
    • Jose Luis Jimenez
    • Brittany Reynolds
  • Monroe County – 3
    • Joevandie Latorre
    • Jeanette Sylvia Sancho
    • Lydia Alamillo Bulaon
  • Montgomery County – 8
    • Jinhan Han
    • Joshua Shupard
    • Johnny Johnson
    • Rolando Popsacul
    • Sheila Dolan
    • Robert McIntyre
    • Jeanne Edwards
    • Sue Won
  • Northampton County – 2
    • Maryanne Looby
    • Penny VanTassel
  • Philadelphia County – 22
    • Idrees Muhammed-Poston
    • Roany Rondon Ortega
    • Marlita Ann Smith
    • Ivelisse Rodriguez
    • Vera Coward
    • Carla Freeman
    • Linda Harris
    • Mahendra Panjroila
    • Kimberly Wescott
    • Damaya Alcindor
    • Maxillie Alcindor
    • Max Alcindor
    • Leslie Woodson
    • Sy-eed Woodson
    • Janet Woodson
    • Leslie Holmes Jr.
    • Jill Millman
    • Ena Pressley Wiggins
    • Juana Us-Perez
    • Yessenia Liberato
    • Orlando Green
    • Etinosa Brownell
  • Schuylkill County – 1
    • Terri Lynn Gee
  • Somerset County – 1
    • Cora Mae Kline
  • Washington County – 1
    • Joshua Ryan Bowland
  • Westmoreland County – 1
    • Joan Agnew
  • York County – 5
    • Duane Dettinger
    • Marsha Stewart
    • Nicole Cash
    • John Fountain
    • Mary Fountain