National Network to End Domestic Violence
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|February 2008||50,000 People a Day: The Use of Federally Funded Services for Intimate Partner Violence|
with Radha Iyengar, Lindsay Sabik, Cindy Southworth, Cynthia Fraser: w13785
Intimate partner violence is a serious and preventable health problem affecting more than 30 million Americans each year. We use an innovative new research design to describe the frequency and correlates of emergency and crisis intervention services provided by domestic violence programs using safe, non-invasive collection methods. During the 24-hour survey period, 48,350 individuals used the services of primary purpose domestic violence programs, corresponding to a population rate of 16 per 100,000 people. Of these individuals, 14,518 required emergency shelter, 7,989 required transitional housing and 25,843 were provided with non-residential services. Seven times more individuals are served by domestic violence programs than are served in emergency rooms in the US on an average day. Th...