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Intimate partner violence alone affects more than 12 million people every year.

​(Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the US have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

 

(Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

An average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a single year.

(Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

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Arkansas has the 5th highest rate of rape in the United States.

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Over half of domestic violence femicides in Arkansas are committed with guns.

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In Arkansas, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will experience some form of domestic violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21k calls, approximately 15 calls every minute.

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Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

Battering occurs among people of all races, sexual identities, ages, socio-economic classes, religious affiliations, occupations, and educational backgrounds.

MYTH #1: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFFECTS ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION AND IS RARE.

MYTH #2: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OCCURS ONLY IN POOR, UNEDUCATED AND MINORITY FAMILIES.

MYTH #3: THE REAL PROBLEM IS COUPLES WHO ASSAULT EACH OTHER. WOMEN ARE JUST AS VIOLENT AS MEN.

FACT

An average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a single year. From 1994 to 2010, approximately 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.

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Studies of domestic violence consistently have found that battering occurs among all types of families, regardless of income, profession, region, ethnicity, educational level or race. However, the fact that lower-income survivors and abusers are over-represented in calls to police, battered women's shelters and social services may be due to a lack of other resources.

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A well-publicized study conducted by Dr. Murray Strauss at the University of New Hampshire found that women use violent means to resolve conflict in relationships as often as men. However, the study also concluded that when the context and consequences of an assault are measured, the majority of survivors are women. The U.S. Department of Justice has found that 85% of the survivors of spouse abuse are female. Men can be victims.

Teen dating Violence Statistics

Nearly1.5 Million Adolescents are affected annually by Teen Dating Abuse

Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn’t mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence. It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.

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 - 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

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- 1 in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a dating partner in the past year.

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- Nearly half (43%) of college women and 28% percent of college men report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.

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- 52% of college women report knowing a friend who has experienced violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse.

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- College students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.

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- 1 in 3 (36%) dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, email, or social network passwords and these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.

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Most female (69%) and male (53%) victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner had their first experience with intimate partner violence before the age of 25.

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