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73 percent of family violence victims are female.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Family Violence Statistics,” June 2005: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/fvs.pdf

58 percent of family murder victims are female.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Family Violence Statistics,” June 2005: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/fvs.pdf

83 percent of spouse murderers are male.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Family Violence Statistics,” June 2005: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/fvs.pdf

Pregnant woman is more at risk for battery than non-pregnant women.
Source: American Pregnancy Association: www.Americanpregnancy.org/main/statistics.html

Homicide is second leading cause of death among pregnant women.
Source: “Homicide: A Leading Cause of Injury Deaths Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in the United States, 1991-1999.” American Journal of Public Health. March 2005, Vol 95, No.3.

Women under 18 who will be beaten within three months of child’s birth.
Source: Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Family Violence Prevention Services were cut by 48 million this year.
Source: Campaign for Funding to End Violence Against Women. FY 2006 Budget Briefing Book.

One million calls made to National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Source: National Domestic Violence Hotline. www.ndvh.org/about.html

Intimates killed by guns.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics. www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/intimates.htm

Percentage reduction of men killed by intimates.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Percentage reduction of females killed by intimates.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Domestic violence is cause for homelessness in many cities.
Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors, A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities: A 25-City Survey, December 2003. VIA National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Domestic abuse starts during first pregnancy.
Source: American Pregnancy Association.

Domestic violence in same-sex relationships.
Source: “Some States Offer No Domestic Violence Protection to Gays.” American Bar Association, 1998.

Men as victims.
Source: “Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001.” Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2003.

Lost wages and productivity due to domestic violence.
Source: Campaign for Funding to End Violence Against Women. FY 2006 Briefing Book.

Work days lost.
Source: National Violence Against Women Survey, 2000. VIA Center for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/ipv_cost/03_incidence.htm

Mental and medical health care costs.
Source: Campaign for Funding to End Violence Against Women. FY 2006 Briefing Book.

Number of children who witness domestic violence.
Source: Campaign for Funding to End Violence Against Women. FY 2006 Briefing Book.

Victims of abuse as children often become abusers themselves.
Source: “An Update on the ‘Cycle of Violence.’” National Institute of Justice – Research in Brief. February 2001.

Fact by which children of abused parents are likely to be abused themselves.
Source: “Domestic Violence.” Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 2001.

African-American women who are victims of domestic violence.
Source: “Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence.” National Institute of Justice (NIJ)– findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. 2000.

Native American women who are victims of domestic violence.
Source: NIJ

Percentage of women who were beaten and had visited the ER in past two years.
Source: “Predicting Future Injury among Women in Abusive Relationships.” The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 2004. VIA National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Percentage of domestic violence incidences that go unreported.
Source: NIJ

Unreported because police would not believe them.
Source: NIJ

Women slain by husbands or boyfriends.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report: Six Differences in Violent Victimization, 1994. VIA District of Columbia Against Domestic Violence.
www.dccadv.org/statistics.htm
Percentage of murder victims killed by intimate.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Number of times American women are abuse or stalked each year.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Number of serious injuries caused by domestic abuse.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Number of women who are hospitalized from domestic abuse.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Number killed each year.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Percentage of women treated in ER from injuries sustained by husband/boyfriend.
Source: “Violence Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments.” US Department of Justice, August 1997. VIA Family Violence Prevention Fund.
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