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Monday, October 14, 2013

Did You Know? - Domestic Violence Addition

Learn the Sad Truth about Domestic Violence and Abuse!

Did You Know...

  • Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.
  • Women are more likely to be killed by their intimate partner than men.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are victims of Domestic Violence
  • Every 15 seconds, a woman is being beaten in the US. - Dept. of Justice
  • Women between the ages 20-24 have the greatest risk of nonfatal Domestic Violence, involving their intimate partner.
  • Domestic Violence affects all people, no matter your income - But... people with lower annual income are at a 3x higher risk for Domestic Violence than others who have a higher annual income.
  • 3 out of 4 Americans either know someone personally who is or has been a victim of domestic violence or are victims themselves! (That's almost 75% of Americans!)
  • On estimate, more than 3 women and 1 man are murdered by their intimate partners in the US every day.
  • Women are victims of over 4 million physical assaults and rapes, because of their intimate partners.
  • Men experience almost 3 million physical assaults from their partners.
  • 1 out of 3 women who have been abused, have never told anyone.
  • 64% of women who experience violence, have mentioned that their children have witnessed violence as well.
  • More than 60% of Domestic Violence situations happen at home.
  • Without help, Girls who are victims of Domestic Violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults.
  • Without help, Boys who witness Domestic Violence are at a higher risk of becoming abusers of their own partners and/or children as adults, which continues the Cycle of Violence throughout the next generation.

I'm a Survivor and You can be too!

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