How Wisconsin Women are Affected

  • Between 2006 and 2010, around 4,000 Wisconsin women were a victim of sexual violence; 90% of them knew the perpetrator.
  • Nearly a third of Wisconsin women will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by a partner in their lifetime.
  • In 2010, there was an average of four interpersonal violence-related homicides per month in Wisconsin. Victims were all ages, the oldest being 87 years old.
  • Caregivers who are responsible for the care of someone who once abused them have been known to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • LGTB adults are 5 times as likely to be punched, slapped, hit, or kicked by a boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner; and 6 times as likely to be afraid for their safety.