In their newest video the "FCKH8" company claim that:
1 out of 4 women will be the victim of domestic violence
Is this indeed the case for women in the US?
I've reached out to FCKH8 asking for their sources for the figure, sadly, they haven't answered me yet (~ 2 weeks at the time of writing).
The figures in different publications are around the 25% figure for women, and this figure is confirmed by studies.
There are many sources citing the 1 in 4 statistic. It seems that the source for many of those claims is the survey Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey, published by the Department of Justice, which states in its abstract:
Among the survey findings are that intimate partner violence is pervasive in U.S. society, with nearly 25 percent of surveyed women and 7.6 percent of surveyed men reporting that they were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime; 1.5 percent of surveyed women and 0.9 percent of surveyed men said the were raped and/or physically assaulted by a partner in the previous 12 months. Based on these estimates, this report indicates that approximately 1.5 million women and 834,732 men are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
The survey was published in the year 2000 and it analyzes data from November 1995 to May 1996, so its conclusions are about data which is almost 20 years old. Nonetheless it's cited in many credible places: The American Bar Association, The CDC, The National Coalition against Domestic Violence and others. The CDC used this survey as a source on their 2003 study Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United Stated.
However, there are some sources which claim a different figure, one example is the CDC itself, who, in their 2010 The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey summary report put a higher figure:
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
About 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime.
The second figure is closer to the original 1 in 4 figure.The two sources do have different definitions of domestic abuse; the 2000 survey talks about rape and/or physical assault while the 2010 source also adds stalking. Even Though some of the sources that cite the 2000 study add stalking to their definition of domestic abuse. The 2000 survey does touch and expand on stalking in its body.