xCHANGE: National Data
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
The CDC's Injury Center developed the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) to collect accurate and reliable incidence and prevalence estimates for intimate partner violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking victimization. The findings from NISVS are the most up-to-date information on the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence in the United States to date.
NSVRC Talking Points (December 2011)
NSVRC Talking Points (January 2014)
National Research on Sexual Violence: A look to the Future provides a brief summary comparing NISVS to previous national surveys.
Understanding National Rape Statistics is a 30 minute interactive course adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Understanding National Rape Statistics by Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley. Participants will understand how and why rape statistics are generated for national studies; critically evaluate the information provided by national studies on sexual violence; and apply statistics in their work.
The NISVS Resource Page provides a regularly updated listing of documents and resources about NISVS as they are released, and features resources developed by leading national organizations to help understand and interpret findings from this survey.