Statistics :


Did You Know?  


  • 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.

Texas Family Violence Statistics :


*  HHS estimates that 1,130,164 Texas women were battered in 2008.

*  More than 1,303 Texas women were killed by an intimate partner from 1998 - 2008.

*  Texas generates the second highest call volume to the National Domestic Violence            Hotline behind California.


In 2002, The Texas Council on Family Violence conducted a statewide polling on prevalence and attitudes on domestic violence. Below are some of the findings:


*  74% of all Texans have either themselves, a family member and/ or a friend                     experienced some form of domestic violence.  


*  47% of all Texans report having personally experienced at least one form of domestic         violence, severe physical or sexual verbal and/ or forced isolation from friends and           family at some point in their lifetime. 


*  31% of all Texans report that they have been severly abused phsically or sexually at          some point in their lifetime. Women report severe abuse at a higher rate than men.


*  73% of all Texans believe that domestic violence is a serious problem in Texas. 


National Family Violence Statistics :


*  The National Domestic Violence Hotline ( NDVH)  has recieved more than 2 million calls    since Febuary 1996. --  NDVH, August 2009


*  Nationally, 92 percent of women say that reducing domestic violence and sexual                assault should be a top priority of any formal efforts taken on the behalf of women             today.  Center for the Advancement of Women


*  Approximately 1.5 millin women areraped and/ or physically assulted by an intimate           partner each year in the United States. National Institute of Justice, July 2000


*  Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse,    boyfriend, or girlfriend per year to 4 million women who are physically abused by their       husband or live -in partner per year. -- Violence by intimates: Analysis of Data on Crime     by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends and Girlfriends, U.S.Department of                   Justice, March, 1998.  


*  While women are less likely than men to be victims of violent crimes overall, women are     5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner. --Violence by     intimates: Analysis  of Data on Crimes by Current of Former Spouses, Boyfriend, and       Girlfriends,  U.S Department of Justice, March, 1998


Other Family Violence Statistics :




*  Nationwide, 33 percent of female homicide victims were killed by their husbands or             boyfriends and 2.7 % of males victims were killed by their wives or girlfriends in 2004.  -     Uniform Crimes Report, Federal Bureau of investigation, 2004 


*  On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this      country every day. In 1998,approximately 1,830 murders are attributed to intimates;          nearly 3 out of 4 of the murder victims  ( 1,320 total ) were women. -- U.S                          Department of Justice, Intimate Partner  Violence, May 2000


*  31,260 women were murdered by an intimate from 1976-1996. Violence by Intimates:       Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current of Former Spouses, Boyfriend, and Girlfriends,       U.S Department of Justice, March 1998





*  1 in 3 teenagers report knowijng a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked,         choked, or physically hurt by their partner. -- Liz Claiborne, Inc./ Teenage Research           Unlimited Teen Dating Abuse Survey. February 2005.


*  Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30% to 60% of family violence cases that               involve families with children. -- The overlap between child maltreatment and woman         battering. J.L. Edleson, Violence Against Women, February 1999


*  Approximately, 15.5 million children are exsposed to domestic violence every year. --        Estimating the Number of American Children Living in Partner Violence Families. R.          McDolnald, et al, Journal of Family Psychology, 2006


*  A child's exposure to the father abusing the mother is the strongest risk factor for              transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next. -- Report of the American    Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family, APA,          1996


Stalking :


*  It is estimated  that 503,485 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year in the    United States. National Institute of Justice, July 2000


*  78% of stalking victims are women. Women are significantly more likely than men ( 60%     and 30% respecttively) to be stalked by intimate partners. -- Center for Policy                     Research, Stalking in America, July 1997

Domestic Violence in the Workplace:



*  The cost of intimate partner violence in the United States annually exceeds $12 billion,       including medical treatment, shelters, police, court, time, foster care, sick leave, and         non-productivity.-- World Health Organization, Injuries, and Violence Prevention, 2006


*  Victims of intimate partner violence lose 8 million paid workdays each year -- the                 equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and 5.6 million days of household                 productivity.Congressional Findings, Safe Act, Section 2, October 2003


*  73% of battered employees are harrassed at work by their abuser. -- NCJ, July 1998


*  Husbands and boyfriends commit 13,000 acts of violence against women in the                 workplace every year. U.S. Department of Justice, July 1994

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