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some statistics are not published in some country, but here is the UGLY stat in
• Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year to 4 million women who are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners per year. |
• A woman is beaten every 15 seconds.
• Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the united States - more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
• Battered women are more likely to suffer miscarriages and to give birth to babies with low birth weights.
• Sixty-three percent of the young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are serving time for homicide have killed their mother's abuser.
• While women are less likely than men to be victims of violent crimes overall, women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner.
• Violence by an intimate accounts for about 21% of violent crime experienced by women and about 2 % of the violence experienced by men
• In 92% of all domestic violence incidents, crimes are committed by men against women.
• Of women who reported being raped and/or physically assaulted since the age of 18, three quarters (76 percent) were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabitating partner, date or boyfriend.
• Women separated from their spouses had a victimization rate 1 1/2 times higher than separated men, divorced men, or divorced women.
• Among all female murder victims in the U.S., 30% were slain by their husbands or boyfriends.
• 31,260 women were murdered by an intimate from 1976-1996.
• Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30-60% of family violence cases that involve families with children.
• A child’s exposure to the father abusing the mother is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
• Forty percent of teenage girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
• The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.4 million adults are stalked annually in the United States.
• Females accounted for 39% of the hospital emergency department visits for violence-related injuries in 1994 but 84% of the persons treated for injuries inflicted by intimates
• Family violence costs the nation from $5 to $10 billion annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity.
• Husbands and boyfriends commit 13,000 acts of violence against women in the workplace every year.
• The majority of welfare recipients have experienced domestic abuse in their adult lives and a high percentage are currently abused