OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
In part 2 of my conversation on domestic violence with Lenzi Dodgen & Scott Lancaster, we talk about why victims stay with their perpetrator, the stigma around domestic violence and support for survivors.
In the United States, an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.
One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors and in some cases might not be considered “domestic violence”.
One in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.
On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls.
An abuser’s access to a firearm increases the risk of intimate partner femicide by 400%.
Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
Intimate partner violence is most common against women between the ages of 18-24.
19% of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)