National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Series

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing nationally representative survey that assessed experiences of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence among adult women and men in the United States and for each individual state. The survey focused exclusively on violence and collected information about:

  • Sexual violence by any perpetrator, including information related to rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences
  • Stalking, including the use of newer technologies such as text messages, emails, monitoring devices (e.g., cameras and GPS, or global positioning system devices), by perpetrators known and unknown to the victim
  • Physical violence by an intimate partner
  • Psychological aggression by an intimate partner, including information on expressive forms of aggression and coercive control
  • Control of reproductive or sexual health by an intimate partner

The NISVS project and data collection was overseen by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC). The overall cost of the NISVS project was shared between the CDC, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

ICPSR has multiple versions of NISVS data that you can access by clicking on the links provided below.

Data in the Series

Related Publications

Most Recent Publications

2017
2017
Morrow, Rebecca L.,  Lee, Meggan J. Illuminating family dysfunction: Disease screening to predict intimate partner violence. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society. Milwaukee, WI.
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2017
Rosay, Andre B.,  Mulford, Carrie F. Prevalence estimates and correlates of elder abuse in the United States: The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 29, (1), 1-14.
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2016
Basile, Kathleen C.,  Breiding, Matthew J.,  Smith, Sharon G. Disability and Risk of Recent Sexual Violence in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 106, (5), 928-933.
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2016
Haffner, Steven P. Disclosure and service utilization among American Indian and Alaska Native victims of IPV. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
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2016
Kafonek, K.,  Richards, T.N.,  Wasileski, G. An examination of the role of stalking in intimate partner violence: Impacts on victim health and wellbeing. 53rd Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
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2016
Rosay, Andre B. Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey . Research Report. NCJ 249736, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.
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2016
Rosay, Andre B.,  Hafner, Steven P. Impacts of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. 15th National Indian Nations Conference. Agua Caliente Reservation, CA.
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