How do you feel about this video? Have you or someone you know (or have known) ever been abused?
I'm sure plenty of you have read the facts. But if this helps even one person its worth posting. I don't think people really realize how common domestic violence is.
One in four women will be abused by their partner at some point in their life
An estimated 1.3 million women experience domestic violence each year in the U.S.
One in six women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives
One in twelve women have been stalked in their lives
Only 14% of domestic violence incidents are ever reported to the police
In Philadelphia in 2006, there were 71,350 incidents of domestic abuse in which police were involved. If this represents only 14% of all domestic violence incidents, than the total number of incidents would be 509,642
Women who leave abusers are at a 75% greater chance of being killed by the abuser than those who stay.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15 – 44
Between 30 and 60% of domestic violence perpetrators also abuse children in the household
Children witnessing domestic violence between parents or caregivers is the single strongest risk factor for participating in an abusive relationship as an adult, whether as victim or abuser
Domestic violence costs the U.S. over $5.8 billion each year in lost wages and medical costs
For support and more information please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY 1-800-787-3224.
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