FACTS FOR HuMANity

FACTS   FOR  HuMANity

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* Woman experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because

of their partners and men are victims of nearly 3,000,000 physical assaults.

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* Domestic violence is a leading cause of injury to woman more than car

accidents muggings and rapes combined.

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*Based on reports from 10 countries 55 to 95% of domestic violence incidents

are never reported to police nongovernmental organizations or shelters.

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*Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8,000,000 days of paid work in

the United States alone, the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.

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*Survivors of domestic violence Face high rates of depression sleep

disturbances, anxiety flashbacks and other emotional distress.

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*One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

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*Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic

violence.

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*Every year more than 3 million children witnessed domestic violence in their

homes.

Ÿ* Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten.

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* South Carolina ranks second in the nation for women killed by men –
*68% were murdered by a husband, common-law husband, ex-husband, or

boyfriend.

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*Every day in the United States more than three woman are murdered by the

husbands or boyfriends

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*Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner then men.

*65% of Domestic Violence homicide victims had separated from their abusers prior

to their death.

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* There are 16,800 homicides due to intimate partners violence annually. (1)
BE BRAVE – BREAK THE SILENCE – END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”

(1)Krider, Andrea “Be Brave, Break the Silence, End Domestic Violence” You Tube, 1 October 2014, Subscriber Standard You Tube License. 11 November 2014 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPvQVA- O_Cw]The-Face-of-Domestic-Violence

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