Quick Facts

  • 72 percent of street youth reported experiencing major trauma

    such as physical and sexual abuse and witnessing or being a victim of violence, at some point in their lives in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of street youth.

    Read the executive summary and help FYSB #EndYouthHomelessness.

  • On average, youth first became homeless at the age of 15, and had been on the streets a total of almost 2 years

    in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

    Read the executive summary and join FYSB in its mission to #EndYouthHomelessness.

  • 30 percent of street youth identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual; 6.8 percent identified as transgender

    in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

    Read the executive summary and join FYSB in ending LGBT youth homelessness.

  • 53 percent of youth were unable to enter a shelter because it was full

    according to a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

    Read the executive summary and join with FYSB to #EndYouthHomelessness.

  • 13 times as many

    females were murdered by a male they knew than were killed by male strangers in 2012.

    For victims who knew their offenders, 62% of female homicide victims were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. Join FYSB and the White House in taking action to prevent domestic violence homicide. 

  • More than 1700 women

    were murdered by men in the United States in 2012, and more than 90% were killed by someone they knew, according to the Violence Policy Center (VPC).

    Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, an FVPSA-funded resource center, explores the most tragic consequence of domestic violence and offers a variety of tools and information towards its prevention. 

  • 51.7%

    of American Indian/Alaska Native women experience physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

    The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (http://www.niwrc.org), supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, enhances the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

  • A majority of victims

    of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence experience their first victimization before age 25, with a substantial proportion experiencing victimization in childhood or adolescence, according to National Criminal Justice Reference Center.

    Visit PreventIPV.org for more information about primary prevention of intimate partner violence and to learn about the work of the IPV Prevention Council and allied organizations. 

  • 44% of lesbian women and 26% of gay men

    experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, shows the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

    FYSB's Family Violence Prevention and Services Program exists to ensure that ALL victims of domestic violence have access to the services and supports that they need to live a life free of abuse. 

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