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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an entire pattern of behaviors engaged 

in by one partner in a relationship to establish and 

maintain power and control over the other person.  Physical

violence is only one component of a larger picture.


  • One in four women will experience domestic abuse in

      her lifetime.

  • More than 60% of incidents happen in the home.

  • 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their

      current or former partner

  • The vast majority of women who are murdered by

      their partners are murdered either after they left or

      while they were in the process of leaving.

  • More than 3 million children per year witness domestic violence in their homes.  Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to have health problems, including getting sick more often, frequent headaches or stomachaches, insomnia, and being more tired and lethargic.

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