Did You Know?

 

 


  • Domestic violence affects nearly 25-percent of the women in the United States.


  • ~FBI statistics show that 1 out of every 4 women is a victim of domestic violence at least once her lifetime. In more than half of the cases where men are assaulting their partners they are also assaulting their children.

  • Domestic violence often produces serious injuries.
  • ~Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women age 15 to 44. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 1 out of every 5 women battered by their partner has been victimized repeatedly by the same person.

  • Married women are not the only victims of domestic violence.
  • People who are dating, separated, living together, divorced, have a child in common and/or are married can be abused.

  • Leaving an abusive relationship is difficult.
  • The most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive relationship is when she leaves according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Most battered women leave violent relationships.
  • Almost all women involved in an abusive relationship leave at least once, and many battered women leave their abuser permanently and succeed in building a new life free of violence.

  • Domestic violence crosses all boundaries.
  • Victims of domestic violence are found in all walks of life. Domestic violence occurs among all socio-economic classes and isn't bounded by ethnicity, religious or social background, or sexual orientation.

  • Women are not just as violent as men.
  • The perpetrator of violence in a relationship is a man in 97 percent of domestic assaults.