Domestic Violence Counts: 11th Annual Census Report
For the eleventh consecutive year, on September 14, 2016, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence. This report is instrumental in raising awareness about domestic violence and the incredible work that local domestic violence programs do every day.
The full Domestic Violence Counts report is available below, along with a one-page National Summary and individual state and territory summaries.
- Full Report (PDF, 20 pages)
- Full Report (High resolution) (PDF, 20 pages)
- National Summary (PDF, 1 page)
- Press Release
NNEDV thanks Facebook, The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, and Twitter for their generous support of this year’s #DVcounts Census Report.
State Summaries: One-page Summaries for each Participating State and Territory
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
Supplemental Report Information
- 11th Annual Census Survey Packet (coming soon!)
- Methodology and Understanding the Data
- Frequently Asked Questions for Domestic Violence Programs and Advocates
- Frequently Asked Questions for Journalists
- Census Video (YouTube)
- Census Infographics (Pinterest Board)
- Funding Challenges for Domestic Violence Programs (PDF, 2 pages)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Fact Sheet (PDF, 2 pages)
- What Can You Do?
Return to overview Census: Domestic Violence Counts.