Domestic Violence

Rosemarie O'Connor

What is it?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

Who does it effect?

85% of domestic violence victims are women


15% of victims are men


Women with disabilities are 40% more likely to experience domestic violence then women without disabilities


2 in 5 LGBT men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime


50% of LGBT women will experience domestic violence lifetime



98% of domestic violence situations include financial abuse


Black women experience domestic violence at rates 35% higher then white women.