Intimate Partner Violence: Psychological Abuse and Controlling Behaviors

Estimates of Alaskan women's experiences with intimate partner abuse between 2010 and 2020 are presented below. These estimates are separated into sub-components:

Psychological aggression by an intimate partner (composite)

This is separated into two types:

  • partners acting angry in a way that seemed dangerous
  • using verbal humiliation or disparagement

Coercive control and entrapment by an intimate partner (composite)

This is separated into four types:

  • controlling actions and decisions
  • threatening harm or removal of people/things important to her
  • hurting or destroying people/things important to her
  • controlling reproductive health

Physical violence (composite)

This is not separated into sub-components.

 

Finally, if any of these types of violence were reported, they were classified as experiencing any abuse by an intimate partner (composite). Click on the buttons below to see lifetime reported violence and past year reported violence.

 

Lifetime estimates of women's experiences with intimate partner abuse.

Measures
2010
(%)
2015
(%)
2020
(%)
Psychological aggression (composite) 56.3 53.4 60.4
    Acted dangerously 41.7 36.1 45.0
    Verbal humiliation and disparagement 51.1 49.3 54.5
Coercieve control and entrapment (CCE; composite) 57.9 51.9 59.9
    Controlled her actions and decisions 46.1 40.7 48.3
    Threatened harm or removal of people/things important to her 44.0 37.8 46.2
    Hurt or destroyed people/things important to her 29.5 26.2 32.2
    Control of reproductive health 17.0 14.4 18.8
Psychological aggression, CCE, or both (composite) 67.6 61.4 68.3
Physical violence (composite) 44.8 39.6 46.8
Intimate partner abuse (composite of psychological aggression, CCE, and/or physical violence) 69.7 63.1 69.6

Past year estimates of women's experiences with intimate partner abuse.

Measures
2010
(%)
2015
(%)
2020
(%)
Psychological aggression (composite) 18.0 14.6 13.9
    Acted dangerously 8.4 5.7 5.9
    Verbal humiliation and disparagement 16.9 13.8 12.1
Coercieve control and entrapment (CCE; composite) 20.1 16.1 14.2
    Controlled her actions and decisions 15.3 11.2 10.5
    Threatened harm or removal of people/things important to her 11.6 7.8 7.4
    Hurt or destroyed people/things important to her 7.9 4.8 4.5
    Control of reproductive health 4.9 3.7 2.9
Psychological aggression, CCE, or both (composite) 25.5 21.4 19.0
Physical violence (composite) 8.6 5.9 6.5
Intimate partner abuse (composite of psychological aggression, CCE, and/or physical violence) 26.3 22.3 19.9