At least every 15 seconds, a woman in the United States is physically assaulted by an intimate partner or family member.
-US Department of Justice
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. www.ncadv.org
- Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes annually in the United States. www.planstreetinc.com
- There is a correlation between increased suicide risk in those who are victims of domestic violence. The effects of violence on a person can be severe and long-lasting. www.planstreetinc.com
Approximately one quarter of all women in the United States will be abused by a current or former partner some time during their lives.
-American Medical Association
Most of the research conducted found that children who witness violence are significantly more likely to have problems in one or more of the areas of behavioral, physical, emotional, social and cognitive development than children who do not witness violence.
-Jasinski, J.L. and Williams, L.M. ed. Partner
Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research, pp, 80-81, 1998)
On any given day in Rhode Island, 52 people call a domestic violence helpline, 44 women and children spend a night in a domestic violence shelter, and 34 people seek domestic violence services without entering a shelter.
-RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence