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Did you know about the gravity of domestic violence around the world?

Here are 11 facts regarding domestic violence:

  1. 38 million people have at some point in their lives experienced some form of physical violence in their intimate relationships.
  1. 1 in every 4 women are victims of domestic violence. On the other hand, when it comes to

males, statistics show that it is 1 in every 7 men who are domestic violence victims.

  1. A woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the US.
  1. Each day, 3 women are murdered by their current or former partners.
  1. The risk of domestic violence victims being murdered by their partner increases by 8 times if

there are any firearms present at home.

  1. Domestic violence is more likely to take place between 6pm and 6am.
  1. 20 to 24 year olds are at a greater risk of being victims of domestic violence, than are any other

women coming from other age groups.

  1. Being disabled increases one’s risk of being a victim of domestic violence by 40%.
  1. Black women are 35% more likely of being domestic violence victims.
  1. Half of homeless women are indeed in this situation due to domestic violence, as they would

rather flee from home than be a victim of violence.

  1. Boys who witness domestic violence at home during their childhood, are twice more likely of

growing up into being abusers themselves to their wives or perhaps their children.


Sources: 11 Facts about Domestic and Dating Violence 

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It’s An Epidemic



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