Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? This is just one of the many shocking statistics about domestic violence in America. Many other statistics demonstrate the severity of this problem, and this blog post will help explain some of them. Domestic violence is an epidemic in our country and it's time we did something about it.
Important Statistics on Domestic Violence
Roughly every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.
Every day, three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
Over half of intimate partner homicides (57%) are committed with guns.
Between 1994 and 2010, there was a 64% decline in intimate partner homicides against women. However, during that same period, there was a 16% increase in intimate partner homicides against men.
Domestic violence costs the U.S. economy an estimated $37 billion each year.
Most domestic violence victims are women between the ages of 18 and 24.
Women of all races and ethnicities are affected by domestic violence.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals experience intimate partner violence at rates similar to or higher than heterosexuals.
Immigrant women experience high rates of intimate partner violence, especially if they do not have legal status in the United States.
One study found that children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be involved in abusive relationships as adults.
These statistics demonstrate just how severe the problem of domestic violence is in America. Domestic violence is a pervasive and serious issue requiring legal action.
While you may feel hopeless, there are things you can do to help end domestic violence. Donating to organizations or supporting victims of domestic violence is a good place to start. You can volunteer your time to these same organizations or can spread awareness about the issue. Whatever you do, ensure you are part of the solution to end domestic violence.
Compassionate and Understanding Legal Guidance
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, know that Rech Law, P.C. is here to help. We can help victims take a stand against their abusers and grant them the protections they need.
Domestic violence is a serious issue, but we are here to help. Reach us at (704) 659-0007.