* 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.
* 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
* 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
CHILDREN / TEENAGERS:
* 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
* 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
* 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