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Sexual Violence


This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using data from 2011.


This graphic highlights strategies that can be used to prevent sexual violence at each level of the social-ecological model.

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Statistics and resources you can use in support of the 12th observance of National Stalking Awareness Month.


This infographic highlights facts everyone should know about intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

Fact Sheet

Preventing sexual violence is possible, and we all can do our part. Download a fact sheet to learn more about sexual violence and how to prevent it.


A consistent definition of sexual violence helps us understand and prevent it. It help us learn about who it affects and how, and the conditions that put people at risk. Find CDC’s definition here.

Risk Factor

Ongoing research is giving us a better understanding of who is affected by sexual violence and how and why it occurs. Preventing sexual violence before it happens is possible.


Sexual violence is a significant public health concern. It has harmful and lasting physical, mental health, and economic consequences for victims, families, and communities. Find out more here.

Fact Sheet

CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) offers valuable data to help communities stop intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking before it starts. Learn more through this fact sheet which provides an overview.


Join CDC, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, & PreventConnect for an online discussion.