DID YOU KNOW?
Information obtained from www.ncadv.org.
Domestic violence is a safety and health issue with medical, emotional, personal, economic and professional consequences. Nearly 5.3 million intimate partner victimizations occur each year among U.S. women ages 18 and older. This violence results in nearly 2 million injuries and nearly 1,300 deaths. (Center for Disease Control, 2003)
One in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. (Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 2006) On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
In 2008, a 24-hour survey of domestic violence programs across the nation found that over 60,00 victims were served in one day. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, there were almost 9,000 unmet requests for services. (The national Network to End Domestic Violence, Jan. 2008)