Between 1993 and 2004, intimate partner violence on average made up 22% of nonfatal intimate partner victimizations against women. The same year, intimate partners committed 3% of all violent crime against men.
Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
On average between 1993 and 2004, children under age 12 were residents of households experiencing intimate partner violence in 43% of incidents involving female victims and 25% of incidents involving male victims.
Domestic Violence is an issue that should be taken very seriously. It is a problem that many people choose to ignore or are too scared and embarrassed to talk about. Domestic violence can cause many effects to the abused victims and most especially children if they are involved or have witnessed this traumatic event. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or if you know anyone who is experiencing this type of violence, then please get help immediately. There is help out there, and there are people who are willing to listen and help you through it. Don’t wait until it’s too late, don’t let yourself become a victim!