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(The below information was gathered from various resources and based on national data for the U.S.)

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced a form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men ages 18 and older have been the victim of severe intimate partner violence within their lifetime
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women– more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined
  • On average, there are at least 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence emergency hotlines every day
  • Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten
  • At least 20 people per minute are victims of physical abuse, rape or stalking by an intimate partner–over 10 million women and men per year
  • The presence of a gun in the home increases the chance of homicide by 500%
  • Almost 8% of men who reported domestic violence have been shot or shot at, stabbed or hit with a weapon
  • Children who grow up in violent homes are physically abused or drastically neglected at a rate of about 1500% higher than the national average
  • Children of domestic violence are 3x more likely to repeat the cycle and become either an abuser or a victim themselves within their adult life
  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students per year are intentionally hit, slapped or physically harmed by a romantic partner
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year– the equivalent to more than 32,000 full-time jobs
  • 44% of lesbian women, 61% of bisexual women, and 35% of heterosexual women experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime
  • 26% of gay men, 37% of bisexual men, and 29% of heterosexual men experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime
  • Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender
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