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• More than 1 in 3 women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime and approximately 7 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner each year.
• Nationwide, an average of 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner every day.
• A woman is battered every 9 seconds.
• Female victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner experienced impacts such as fear, concern for their safety, need for medical care, injury, need for housing services, and missing work or school.
• 1 in 10 women and nearly 1 in 25 men who have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner missed work or school as a result of the abuse.
• Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year.
• Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
• Children exposed to violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution, and commit sexual assault crimes.
• Men exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or domestic violence as children are almost 4 times more likely than other men to perpetrate domestic violence as adults.
• Between one-quarter and one-half of domestic violence victims report that they lost a job, at least in part, due to domestic violence.
• The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that 4 million women experience a serious assault by intimate partner during any 12 month period.
• More than 500,000 women have injuries requiring medical treatment each year that were inflicted upon them by intimate partners.
• The direct costs of medical treatment for battered women annually are estimated at $1.8 billion. (Journal of Family Practice)
• A husband or ex-husband, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend kills almost 30% of all women murdered. (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
• 75% of murder-suicides occurred in the home.
• 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
• Women of all races are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.
• 4 MILLION American women experience a serious assault by a partner during an average 12 month period.