Domestic/Dating/Intimate Partner Violence unfortunately is pervasive in the United States. It is also one of the most underreported crimes.
Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women exceeding injuries caused by muggings, stranger rape, and automobile accidents combined.
In the United States, a woman is battered every 15 seconds.
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Girls and young women between the ages of 16-24 are the highest risk for intimate partner violence---at least triple the national average.
According to the American College Health Association Statistics from the College of St. Scholastica in 2011:
● 49 women and 0 men reported being in a sexually abusive relationship.
● 57 women and 0 men reported being in a sexually abusive relationship.
According to the 2012 Annual Femicide Report, in Minnesota;
● At least 14 women died from domestic violence
● At least 3 family members/friends were murdered
● At least 1 mad died from DV
● At least 11 minor children were left motherless due to domestic violence murders
According to Same-Sex Sexual Assault:
•In a study of 162 gay men and 111 lesbians, 52% reported at least one incident of sexual coercion by same- sex partners. Gay men experienced 1.6 incidents per person; while lesbians experienced 1.2 incidents per person.1
•Studies over the past two decades on lesbian sexual violence show a range from a low of 5% to a high of 57% of respondents claiming they had experienced attempted or completed sexual assault or rape by another woman, with most studies finding rates of over 30%.2
•Men living with male intimate partners experience more intimate partner violence than do men living with female intimate partners. 15% of men who lived with a man as a couple reported being raped/assaulted or stalked by a male cohabitant.3
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