- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
- Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner.
- In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
- There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37 billion.
- 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
- Perpetrators in rural communities are three times more likely to violate protective orders than perpetrators in other population densities.
- Homicide is the second leading cause of death for pregnant women; the first is car accidents.
- Two out of three mothers who experience domestic violence at the hands of their partners experienced birth control sabotaged by a partner.
- Only 26% of batterers are required to submit to supervised visits with their children.
- Victims who have restraining orders against their abusers are more likely to secure custody than victims who never filed for a restraining order.
- 62% of Tweens (age 11-14) who have been in a relationship say they know friends who have been verbally abused (called stupid, worthless, ugly, etc) by a boyfriend/girlfriend.
- Only half of all Tweens (age 11-14) claim to know the warning signs of a bad/hurtful relationship.
- 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by their partner.
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend had threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a break-up.
- 13% of teenage girls who said they have been in a relationship report being physically hurt or hit.
- More than 1 in 4 teenage girls in a relationship (26%) report enduring repeated verbal abuse.
The statistics provided and additional statistics can be found at www.ncadv.org, www.endabuse.org, www.loveisrespect.org, www.womenslaw.org, and www.abanet.org.