Findings from the 2020 Statewide Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (SIPSVS)
Sexual and intimate partner violence are serious problems in our community. These issues have long-term implications for victims/survivors and potentially large-scale economic impacts for healthcare, workplaces, schools, government, and the community overall. When this violence occurs early in a person’s life, it is often repeated throughout their lifespan. A single experience of sexual or intimate partner violence can create a lifetime impact.
When we know how and when violence occurs in a person’s life, we are given the ability to intervene and to prevent the violence.
Sexual violence and intimate partner violence ARE preventable.
The Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence commissioned HTI Labs to develop reliable and localized data that could speak to and understand the scope of the problem.
Launched in 2020, the Nebraska Statewide Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (SIPSVS) is the first ever large-scale survey to assess sexual and intimate partner violence victimization among Nebraskans. The resulting data provide a deep look at the various types of this violence Nebraskans experience and its impact on survivors and the community.
This report illustrates the major findings and how they shape prevention strategies across the state.