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Facts and Information

Did You know?

Did You Know?

  • 70% percent of battering men and 38% percent of battered women were raised in violent households.
  • Of female homicides, 30% are killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
  • A woman is battered every 13 seconds in this country.
  • Six million women a year are abused; of that number, 3,000 die due to their injuries.
  • 21% percent of all emergency room visits by women are the result of domestic violence.
  • Children growing up in abusive homes suffer adverse effects and often grow up to repeat the violence. Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse; the bruises are just harder to detect.

  • Abuse

  • Abuse is the physical or mental force used to control or maintain power over someone else.
  • In addition to physical violence, abuse can take the form of threats, putdowns, enforced isolation, and economic or emotional mistreatment.
  • Abuse happens in all races, ethnic groups, professions, and lifestyles.
  • Abuse happens more frequently to women, but it can happen to men as well.
  • Abuse may continue after the victim lives separately from the abuser.
  • The abused person may be married to the abuser, or he or she may be living with or dating the abuser.
  • Anyone suffering from abuse--regardless of age, income, or lifestyle--is eligible for our services.

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