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WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a pattern of power and control perpetrated by one partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, financial/economic abuse, reproductive abuse, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence may vary but can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners.
In abusive relationships, there may be a cycle of abuse during which an act of violence is committed, followed by a period of reconciliation and calm. It is important to remember that domestic violence can happen to anyone and there is help and support available.
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, at some point in their lifetime.
- Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.2
- Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.2
- 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.3
- The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of a victim being killed by 500%.
- Nearly 50% of domestic violence survivors will not leave an abusive relationship without their beloved pet.
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