50% of women in America will be battered in their lifetime; one out of three are battered repeatedly every year.
95% of all domestic violence victims are female. (FBI ‘83)
Less than 2 per cent of domestic violence victims reported in South Dakota during 1996 were male. (SD Dept. of Health & Human Services)
42% of murdered women are murdered by their intimate partner. (FBI , 88-91)
In the United States, 1.3 women are raped every minute. That results in 78 rapes each hour, 1,872 rapes each day, 56,160 rapes each month and 683,280 rapes each year.
The FBI estimates that only 10% of domestic violence is reported to police
Among victims of violence committed by an intimate, the victimization rate of women separated from their husbands was about 3 times higher than that of divorced women and about 25 times higher than married women. (DOJ’97)
In the US 9 out of 10 women
who are murdered are murdered by a man, half at the hands of a male partner. It is more likely for a female to be murdered by a spouse than it is for a police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Between 22 and 35% of women visiting emergency rooms are there due to domestic violence.
Up to 26% of pregnant women have been battered.
Sixty percent of women reported on going psychological abuse (threats and intimidation) after legal intervention and counseling. (Shephard 1987)
In the US , there are three times as many shelters for animals as there are for women. (National Victim Center)
In 1989, the San Diego Police Dept. analyzed the 60 family violence homicides between 1985-88; the average number of police calls before the murder was eight.
63% of all boys, ages 11-20, arrested for murder, killed the man assaulting their mother.
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