DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FACTS
- 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.
- 69.4 million—the approximate number of women and men in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime
- Nearly 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will experience domestic violence in their lifetime
- Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. men experience domestic violence in their lifetime
- Only 53% of domestic violence incidents were reported in 2012
- Domestic violence rates are highest among 18-35 year olds; 61%-81% of DV incidents for this age group have children present
- Domestic violence affects individuals and families regardless of socio-economic status, education levels, ethnicity, race, or religion
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A COMMUNITY ISSUEDomestic violence and the impact on our communities is devastating and costly.
- Increased Healthcare Costs: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the direct physical and mental health care costs of domestic violence in the U.S. are over $4 billion per year. Victims of domestic violence have twice the health care visits and utilization of medical services compared to those not experiencing domestic violence
- Higher Utilization of Public Services such as police, fire, and/or social service programs
- Employers report lower productivity and lost revenue
- Young and adolescent children living in households where domestic violence occurs “act-out” at school, requiring special attention, special counseling, and other services
- Domestic violence impacts community quality of life