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Friday, October 3, 2014

N-B Links: October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about local awareness efforts in the Saturday, Oct. 4, News-Banner.

Domestic violence statistics, from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

• One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
• An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
• Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children
when they become adults.
• 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.
• One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
• Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of battering relationships.
• 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime.
• 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by
that partner; 31% are also sexually assaulted by that partner.
•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.
• Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical
treatment following the injury.
• The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for
direct medical and mental health services.
• Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the
violence perpetrated against them by current or former partners. This loss is the equivalent
of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as
a result of violence.
•There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner
violence annually, which costs $37 billion.
• 5.4 million incidents of intimate partner violence occur each year in the United States (CDC)
• 1,300 domestic violence deaths annually- more than 3 deaths every day(CDC)
• 65,321 Victims Served in U.S. in One Day (NNEDV survey, 2008)
• 1,795 Victims Served in Indiana in One Day (NNEDV survey, 2008)

Learn more about Domestic Violence Awareness Month by clicking here.

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