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Fast facts

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation Crim Report, 1997.

  • Every 15 seconds an act of domestic violence occurs in the United States.

  • 6 million American women are beaten each year by their husbands or partners, higher than the number of women injured by auto accidents, muggings and rapes combined.

  • 2 in 5 female murder victims are killed by their husbands or partners.

  • 95 percent of all spousal assaults are committed by men.

  • Children in homes plagued by domestic violence are physically abused or seriously neglected at a rate 15 times higher than the general population. Many of them grow up to repeat the pattern.

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