On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Domestic violence is not just a one-time incident, but a pattern of behaviors over time
Domestic violece and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income of other factors
Women and men can be victims of domestic violence
Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the USA
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during thier lifetime
Children who witness violence at home, display emotional and behavioral disturbances as diverse as withdrawal, low self esteem, nightmares, self-blame and aggression against peers, family members and property
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