On One Day, Kansas Domestic Violence Programs...
- Served 673 victims
366 victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing
361 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.
- Answered 264 hotline calls
- 101 Requests for Services were Unmet
Victims made more than 101 request for services, including emergency shelter, housing, transportation, childcare, and legal representation, that could not be provided because programs did not have the resources to offer these services.
- Of those Unmet Requests, 60% were for Housing
Emergency shelter and transitional housing continue to be the most urgent unmet needs with 60 requests unmet.
Of the unmet requests, the following services were the most requested:
- Emergency Shelter
- Attorney/Legal Representation
- Legal Advocacy/Accompaniment
Programs were unable to provide services for many reasons:
- 23% reported reduced government funding.
- 19% reported cuts from private funding sources.
- 15% reported not enough staff.
- 8% reported reduced individual donations.
Across Kansas, 20 staff positions were eliminated in the past year and most (74%) of these positions were direct services, such as shelter or legal advocates, so there were fewer advocates to answer calls for help.
(2015 Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services)
In One Year, KCSDV...
- Hosted 106 trainings for advocates & allies
- Trained 2,479 people
- Answered 2,300 inquiries
(numbers represent Oct 2013 - Sept 2014)
In One Year, Services Provided to Survivors by Local DV/SA Programs
- Crisis Hotline Calls – over 25,000
- Crisis Counseling Hours – over 50,000
- Victims Served – over 20,000
Intimate Partner Violence
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. (NISVS, 2010)
- In 2007, 10.1% of adult females in Kansas reported domestic violence victimization. (Domestic Violence Victim Services: Awareness, Use and Satisfaction Project Report, 2007)
- Around 48% of both men and women have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner. (NISVS, 2010)
- An estimated 36.2 million women have been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner at some point in her lives. (NISVS, 2010)
- 75% of intimate partner violence victims between the ages of 18 and 49 reported multiple abuse incidents by the same perpetrator.
- 81% of intimate partner victims report significant long-term impacts of abuse including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and physical injuries. (NISVS, 2010)
- In 2010, it was estimated that 168,000 women living in Kansas had been raped at some point in their lifetime. (NISVS, 2010)
Children and Domestic and Sexual Violence
- 12.3% of women and 27.8% of men were 10 years old or younger at the time of their first completed rape. (NSVRC, 2011)
- Only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities. (NSVRC, 2011)
- In 2009, about a third of victims identified in internet sexual offense cases were children. (NSVRC, 2011)
- Each year, more than two million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade, many of them in prostitution. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- Children born to abused mothers are 17% more likely to be born underweight and 30% more likely than other children to require intensive care upon birth. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- 34% of people who sexually abuse children are family members. (NSVRC, 2011)
- In a single day in 2007, 13,485 children were living in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing facility. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- Approximately 10.3 million women in the United States reported having an intimate partner try to get them pregnant when they did not want to, or refused to use a condom during intercourse. (NISVS, 2010)
- One study of teen mothers on public assistance, found that 2/3 of mothers experiencing intimate partner violence, had also experienced birth control sabotage at the hands of their dating partner. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- 15% of young women who experienced forced sex report having an STD as compared with just 7% of young women who have not experienced forced sex. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- 40% of pregnant women who have been exposed to abuse, report that their pregnancy was unintended, compared to just 8% of non-abused women. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- Homicide is the second leading cause of death for pregnant and recently pregnant women in the U.S., accounting for 31% of maternal injury deaths. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetimes. (NSVRC, 2011)
- On average, almost 500 women (483) are raped or sexually assaulted each day in the United States. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- Approximately 78.5% of 2012 Kansas rape offenders were known by their victims (KBI, 2012).
- Male rape victims and male victims of non-contact unwanted sexual experiences reported predominantly male perpetrators. (NISVS, 2010)
- Nearly 1 in 2 female victims of sexual violence reported perpetration by an acquaintance. (NISVS, 2010)
- 52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance. (NSVRC, 2011)
- 98.1 % of female rape victims reported only male perpetrators. (NISVS, 2010)
- Each rape costs approximately $151,423. (NSVRC, 2011)
- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking victimization during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be killed. (NISVS, 2010)
- 66.2% of female stalking victims were stalked by a current or former intimate partner. (NISVS, 2010)
- 18.3% of female stalking victims were stalked before age 18. (NISVS, 2010)
- 2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method. (Stalking Resource Center, 2012)
- Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before. (Stalking Resource Center, 2012)
- Repeatedly receiving unwanted telephone calls, voice, or text messages was the most commonly experienced stalking tactic for both female and male victims of stalking (78% for women and 75.9% for men). (NISVS, 2010)
Teen Dating Violence
- Among adult victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, 22.4% of women and 15.0% of men first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. (NISVS, 2011)
- 41% of female child sexual violence victims did not complete high school. (PCAR, 2007)
- 1 in 3 adolescents tested for sexually transmitted infections and HIV have experienced domestic violence. (Futures Without Violence, 2008)
- 35.2% of women who reported a completed rape before age 18, also experienced a completed rape as an adult. (NISVS, 2010)
- Nearly 10% of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend. (CDC, 2011)
Violence Against People With Disabilities
- In 2007, persons with disabilities were victims of about 47,000 rapes, 114,000 aggravated assaults, and 476,000 simple assaults. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007)
- The age-adjusted rate for persons with disabilities experiencing rape or sexual assault is more than twice the rate for persons without disabilities. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007)
- 60% of rape or sexual assault victims in the National Crime Victimization Survey, had more than one disability. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007)
- In 2007, persons with cognitive disabilities reported the higher rates of rape and sexual assault than any other type of disability surveyed including physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, and self-care disabilities. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007)
- Intimate partners were responsible for 16% of nonfatal violence against females and 5% against males with disabilities. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007)
Violence and Immigrant Women
- In one study, 62% of immigrant women reported that they were subjected to weekly physical and emotional abuse. (Ayuda, 2011)
- 1/5 of female immigrant victims reported that their spouses use threats of deportation, of not filing immigration papers, or withdrawing papers as a power and control tactic in their relationships. (Ayuda, 2011)
- Immigrant women report exceptionally high rates of sexual assault during their first two years in the United States. (JWI, 2010)
- When their spouse is a United States citizen, abuse rates rise to 59.5% for immigrant women. (JWI, 2010)
- 18% of the United States population is immigrant or foreign-born but less than 1% of reported sexual assaults are against foreign-born women. (National Violence Against Women Survey)
Violence and Poverty
- 45% of domestic violence survivors in one study reported experiencing financial difficulties including not being able to pay their bills. (NCRDV, 2010)
- 13% of homeless adults in the cities surveyed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors were victims of domestic violence. (A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in American Cities, 2011)
- In a 2008, 99% of domestic violence victims surveyed had experienced at least one form of economic abuse. (VAWnet, 2008)
- 92% of a sample of homeless mothers had experienced severe physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. (PCAR, 2007)
- Studies of welfare caseloads find that as much as 23% of women receiving public assistance are current or past victims of domestic violence. (VAWnet, 2001)
- 27.5% of "street youth" and 9.5% of "shelter youth" engaged in survival sex (selling sex for shelter, food, drugs, or money). (PCAR, 2007)
- 50% of sexual assault victims lost their jobs or were forced to quit after being raped. (PCAR, 2007)