- Every 15 seconds, a woman is beaten.
- Domestic violence leads to more medically treated injuries than rapes, muggings, and accidents combined.
- 2 out of 5 women who are murdered are murdered by their husbands.
- 25% to 45% of women who are battered are battered during pregnancy.
- Domestic violence in Indiana costs each family $30,000 in taxes.
- Domestic violence strikes 1 out of 4 families.
- Only about 1 in 10 cases of domestic abuse cases are reported.
- Women experience about 4 million physical assaults and rapes due to their partners. Men experience about 3 million.
- 1 out of 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- Women ages 20 to 24 are at the most risk for domestic violence.
- Each year, about 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
- About 30% to 60% of children who witness domestic violence are also victims of abuse or neglect.
- 88% of women living in shelters because of domestic violence experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Nearly 50% of homeless women and children are homeless due to domestic violence.
- Domestic violence costs the U.S. $37 billion each year in legal, medical/ mental treatment, law enforcement, and lost productivity at companies.
- Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Children who witness severe violence against a parent are likely to intervene.
- More domestic violence-related homicides occur in rural areas than suburban or urban areas.
- Among women brought to the ER because of domestic violence, most were socially isolated, had lower self-esteems, and had fewer social and financial resources than other women.
- Girls who witness domestic violence are more likely to become victims.
- Boys who witness domestic violence are more likely to become abusers.
- According to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, domestic violence is the 3rd leading cause of homelessness among families.