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Domestic Violence Statistics
- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
- Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
- Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.
- Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
- Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
- The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion.
- Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.
**Information from www.domesticviolencestatistics.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or www.thehotline.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE or www.rainn.org
Teen Dating Violence Awareness: www.loveisrespect.org
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC): 1-888-373-7888 or Text: HELP to BeFree (233733), www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
Dial 911 If in Danger or Call Your Local Safe House Shelter