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National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): General Population Survey Raw Data, 2010

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing nationally representative survey that assesses 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 collects 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 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

In addition to collecting lifetime and 12 month prevalence data on sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, the survey collects information on the age at the time of the first victimization, demographic characteristics of respondents, demographic characteristics of perpetrators (age, sex, race/ethnicity) and detailed information about the context in which these types of violence occur.

The primary objectives of the survey are to describe the prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the United States; who is most likely to experience these forms of violence; the context in which sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are experienced; and the consequences and impacts of these forms of violence.

The data file contains 18,957 cases and 26,114 variables.

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Restricted: This dataset can only be accessed or used under certain conditions. License: us-pd


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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
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Data First Published 2014-10-06T11:20:23
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2016-06-09T16:33:04
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
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Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
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