25 Eye-Opening Facts About Domestic Violence You Need To Know

Domestic violence is more common than you might think. And no one person or community is immune to it. It’s found in all socioeconomic homes, backgrounds, and cultures. Sadly, it happens not only daily but every few seconds. For instance, every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten. There’s no one easy solution to fix the problem, but opening our eyes, staying informed, and saying no to it in our own homes may be the best first steps to help reduce it. Here are 25 Eye-Opening Facts About Domestic Violence You Need To Know.


Few people receive medical care after being injured by a partner. In a report by the U.S. Department of Justice, only 34% of the victims actually sought out medical care.

doctorSource: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ndv0312.pdf

If they witnessed domestic violence at home, boys are twice as likely to do the same to their spouse and children when they become adults.

boysSource: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/facts.htm

1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence and of those children, 90% actually see it happen as opposed to just hearing it or hearing about it.

sadSource: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/232272.pdf

There's a 2 out of 5 chance that a gay man will experience domestic violence.

manSource: http://www.mmgconnect.com/projects/userfiles/File/DCE-STOP_NOW/NCADV_LGBT_Fact_Sheet.pdf

There's also a 50 percent chance that a lesbian will experience domestic violence.

womanSource: http://www.mmgconnect.com/projects/userfiles/File/DCE-STOP_NOW/NCADV_LGBT_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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