Facts About Domestic Violence

This information is provided as a courtesy of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


  • 37.3% of Arkansas women1 and 35.6% of Arkansas men2 experience intimate partner physical violence,
    intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner in their lifetimes.
  • 453 victims in Arkansas were served by domestic violence shelters and programs in one day.
  • An estimated 18.6% of Arkansas women will experience stalking in their lifetime.
  • As of December 31, 2015, Arkansas had submitted 2,460 misdemeanor domestic violence records and no permanent protective order records to the NICS Index.


  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, approximately 15 calls every minute.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Abusers’ access to firearms increases the risk of intimate partner femicide at least five-fold. When firearms have been used in the most severe abuse incident, the risk increases 41-fold.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.

Need Help?

  • Learn more about domestic violence below:

    Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern.
  • Domestic Violence in Arkansas

    453 victims in Arkansas were served by domestic violence shelters and programs in one day.
  • More community resources

    Click below for more information on our resources. Our resources and programs help survivors of family violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Get In Touch

If you fear that your computer use may be monitored, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
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