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Domestic Violence

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

If it does, you may be experiencing the many types of domestic violence. The proble of abuse is not a new one, nor are you alone in your search for answers and options.

The following facts reflect the magnitude of the problem:

  • A woman is beaten in the United States every 9 seconds.
  • Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).[Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).
  • Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.[
  • Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year.
  • One to three million women are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year.
  • A recent study found that school age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety, and violence toward their peers.
  • Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund survey.