Domestic Violence Facts
- According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2012 Fatality Report, 141 Pennsylvania residents lost their lives to domestic violence last year.
- Of those killed in 2012, the youngest was an infant.
- One of the 2012 victims was beaten, bludgeoned, strangled, drown and buried alive.
- York County had a total of eight domestic violence-related deaths in 2012.
- One in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
- Domestic violence victims lose nearly eight million days of paid work per year in the U.S. alone - the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
- More facts can be found here.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women - more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
- On average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in America everyday.
- Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Domestic violence incidents constitute the largest category of calls to police.
- One in four women (25%) will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
- Nearly three out of four (74%) Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
The majority of men in our society are not violent.
Living non-violently is possible and has many benefits.
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