Claims of the general form “domestic violence is the largest cause of injury to women” published in newspapers, law journals, congressional documents, court opinions, and web pages, from 1986 to 2010.
Leading causes of injury-related visits to hospital emergency department in U.S. by sex in 1992, 1992 through 1995, and 2001, according to NHAMCS, a nationally representative injury survey.
All injuries, injuries from violence, injuries from domestic violence, and injuries from intimate-partner violence, by sex of person injured, with leading causes of injury for women and men; non-fatal injuries based on NEISS and NHAMCS data on hospital emergency-department visits. Additional data on fatal injuries.
Since 1992, NHAMCS has provided injury causes by sex. Thus high-quality data on leading causes of injuries to women and men have been available for decades.
Statistics on causes of injury are readily available online from the U.S. National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All-Injury Program (NEISS AIP).
Injury-related visits to hospital emergency departments, by sex and by categories intimate-partner violence, domestic violence, all violence, and all injuries, U.S annually 1994, 2001, and 2008, with comparisons of major public data sources.
Comparison of NCVS and NEISS estimates of intimate-partner violence, by sex U.S. about 2010, with analysis of NCVS-defined “serious” domestic violence and simple-assault shares in domestic violence by sex.
NEISS provides better estimates of serious injury from domestic violence and intimate-partner violence than does NCVS and NVAWS.
Spouse abuse, intimate-partner violence, domestic violence, and family violence can encompass significantly different perpetrator categories.
Examples of rationalizations for using anti-men domestic-violence gender stereotyping in published law journal articles addressing domestic violence.