According to the CDC, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can be defined as violence or aggression in a relationship. This includes physical, sexual and emotional/psychological abuse. It also includes stalking. The reason I'm talking about this is because a lot of people have experienced IPV, whether it was through their own experience with a partner or watching their parents go through it in their relationships/marriages. It's something that shocked me when I saw the statistics of how common it was. Literally millions of people are affected by IPV. As a matter of fact, 20 people per minute are dealing with some form abuse in relationships right now. According to U.S. crime data, 1 in 6 homicides are victims killed by an intimate partner.
Below is a table showing the amount of men and women who experienced violence in their relationships at some point in their lifetime.