Census: Domestic Violence Counts
NNEDV's Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) is an annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period. Conducted annually by NNEDV since 2006, this Census takes into account the dangerous nature of domestic violence by using a survey designed to protect the confidentiality and safety of victims.
On September 25, 2007, sixty-nine percent of identified domestic violence programs in the United States participated in the 2007 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The results were published January 30, 2008 in the NNEDV report: Domestic Violence Counts :07. A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelter and services across the United States.