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Table of Contents

About The Domestic Violence Unit

Test Your Relationship

Educational Info

Order of Protection Information

Getting Help

Devise a Safety Plan


Why the Victim Stays


How to Help

Cycle of Violence




  • In 95% of reported domestic assault, the female is the victim and the male is the perpetrator.  3% of reported domestic assaults are homosexual male couples. In 2% of reported domestic assaults, the female is the perpetrator.

  • Each year, 7% of all American women are physically abused by their spouse or partner.

  • 14% of all American women acknowledge having been violently abused by a husband or boyfriend.

  • In 1998, 35% of all violence against women was by an intimate partner.

  • 75% of domestic homicides occur after the victim has left the perpetrator.

  • 28% of all homicides of women are related to domestic violence.

  • Violence against women in the home causes more injuries to women than car accidents, mugging, and rapes combined.

  • Every day, 4 women are killed by their intimate partner.

  • Kids in homes of Domestic Abuse are 1000x more likely to abuse as adults, 74x as likely to commit crimes against other people and 24x as likely to commit rape or sexual assault.


(Source: Murray Strauss, University of Durham, N.H.)
(Recent research from American Psychological Association confirms this study.)


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800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 215-7000
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