Facts About  Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as the willful intimidation, physical assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.  It involves physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional or psychological abuse.  Domestic violence is prevelant in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.


1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.


On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive approximately 20,800 calls.


Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.


The cost of domestic violence is more than $8.3 billion annually.


NCADV. (2015).  Domestic violence national statistics.  Retrieved from www.ncadv.org

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