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Shocking Statistics About Domestic Abuse [Infographic]

You never know what is going on behind closed doors. Behind the mask and smile might be a broken individual, dealing with abuse at the hands of an intimate partner. Domestic violence is a pandemic raging across the United States and across the world, affecting millions of people. No one should have to feel unsafe in their own home.

Statistics About Domestic Violence: 

  • Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men
  • Approximately 69.4 million people in the United States experience physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking
  • Men who are victimized are substantially less likely than women to report their situation to the police
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner
  • 30 - 60% of perpetrators also abuse children in the same household

Statistics about domestic violence

If you are concerned for your safety, our family lawyers at Fait & DiLima, LLP are here to to provide the compassionate and experienced legal representation you need during this difficult time. Schedule a confidential call at (301) 888-6384

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Source: National Domestic Violence Hotline

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