Risk and Protective Factors for Perpetration

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These risk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration. They are contributing factors but might not be direct causes. Not everyone who is identified as “at risk” becomes involved in violence.

A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of becoming a perpetrator of IPV. Understanding these multilevel factors can help identify various opportunities for prevention.

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