Percentage of Alaskan Adults who have Experienced Domestic Violence over their Lifetime
Figure WS-3 shows the percentage of participants in the most recently-available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS)14 who responded that they had witnessed domestic violence in their family as a child, experienced physical violence from an intimate partner, or been sexually abused during their lifetime. In 2009, twenty- one percent of Alaskan adults had experienced physical violence from an intimate partner; nineteen percent had witnessed domestic violence as a child; and fourteen percent had experienced sexual abuse. These percentages are almost exactly the same as those reported in the 2006 BRFSS.
Source: AK DHSS Division of Public Health Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey