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The Facts on Domestic Violence in the U.S.

  1. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  2. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  3. 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  4. Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  5. Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  6. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

What most people don’t give thought to is the fact that violence is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control and is accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behaviour.

READ MORE… DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National) US

 

 

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