What are some facts about domestic abuse?


Acts of violence occur every 18 seconds in this country. A woman is abused every 9-15 seconds.


Six million women are beaten each year by their husbands and boyfriends - 4,000 are murdered. 30% of all murders in this country are committed within the family and 13% are committed by spouses. Children are present during 80% of the assaults against their mothers and 3 million children witness domestic violence each year. Many cases of domestic violence are not reported because of feelings of helplessness, fear and shame. Domestic Violence transcends racial, age and socioeconomic boundaries. Its victims are educated, uneducated, poor, middle class, and wealthy.  They are Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American and are of every ethnic origin. Children who witness violence in the home learn that violence is the answer and these children are 1000 times more likely to abuse as adults.

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