• In the US, 1 in 4 Women will or have been impacted in some way by Domestic Violence.

  • Each and every year, nearly 4,000 people are killed by their intimate partner.

  • More than 200,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines every year. 

  • ​Young women, age 16-24, experience the highest rate of DV.

  • 40% of teenage girls age 14-17 years old say they know someone their age that has been physically abused by a boyfriend.

  • Family violence costs upwards of $10 BILLION annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity.

  • 85-95% of all Domestic Violence Victims are female.

  • Domestic Violence causes the greatest harm to women; more that rape, mugging, and automobile accidents combined

  • Intimate partner violence victims lose nearly 8.0 million days of paid work each year - the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

  • Domestic Violence is one of the most under reported crimes, second only to rape.

Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence - 24 Hour Census on 9/12/2012


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