Statistics

  • All cultural, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds are affected by domestic violence.
  • The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6488. The number of American Women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766, That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during the war.
  • Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • Children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
  • 1 in 7: The number of men who will become victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • More than 50% of women end up leaving their abusive partners.
  • 2 in 5: The number of gay and bisexual men who will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
  • In 2012 almost half of all female deaths were by the hands of their partner or family members.
  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.