Facts on Domestic Violence

Did you know?

Domestic Violence:

Is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.

Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime


  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.


  • More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners.


  • Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Teenage Relationships

  • One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.


  • One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.


  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.


  • Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.
LETS STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOGETHER. IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED OR NO SOMEONE WHO IS, PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE AND REPORT IT!