Table of Contents
About The Domestic
Order of Protection
Devise a Safety
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.)