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Are there any national statistics on domestic violence?

Are there any national statistics on domestic violence?

Petrosky, E., et al. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violnece – United States 2003-2014.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017; 66:741-746.

Who are the victims of domestic violence in the United States?

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.1. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1.

When was the last update on domestic violence?

Last Update: April 19, 2021. Continuing Education Activity. Family and domestic violence is a common problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 10 million people every year; as many as one in four women and one in nine men are victims of domestic violence.

What is the economic cost of domestic violence?

Domestic violence affects the victim, families, co-workers, and community. It causes diminished psychological and physical health, decreases the quality of life, and results in decreased productivity. The national economic cost of domestic and family violence is estimated to be over 12 billion dollars per year.

What are the statistics on intimate partner violence?

1 Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year. 2 The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year. 3 Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

How many high school students have experienced domestic violence?

1 in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a partner in the last year alone. Statistics like these demand that we all commit ourselves to ending abuse for good. Learn the facts about domestic violence in different situations.