25 Eye-Opening Facts About Domestic Violence You Need To Know

Domestic violence is more common than you might think. And no one person or community is immune to it. It’s found in all socioeconomic homes, backgrounds, and cultures. Sadly, it happens not only daily but every few seconds. For instance, every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten. There’s no one easy solution to fix the problem, but opening our eyes, staying informed, and saying no to it in our own homes may be the best first steps to help reduce it. Here are 25 Eye-Opening Facts About Domestic Violence You Need To Know.


In the United States, nearly 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner. That's 10 million women and men a year.

crowdSource: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf

Every year, domestic violence hotlines receive over 200,000 phone calls.

phoneSource: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/when-your-adult-child-breaks-your-heart/201510/5-facts-everyone-must-know-about-domestic


About 324,000 women experience intimate partner violence during pregnancy each year.

pregnantSource: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-domestic-and-dating-violence

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, women make up 85% of domestic violence victims.

womanSource: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/facts.htm


On average, an abuser will hit his spouse 35 times before she makes a police report.

policeSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/50-actual-facts-about-dom_b_2193904.html

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