Get Informed: Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence does not discriminate against age, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any intimate partner relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over the other person. Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual, technological, and/or spiritual. This can include any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, or injure someone.

Facts about Domestic Violence:
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
  • Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.
  • The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion annually
  • Historically, women have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  •  Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
  •  Nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically abused by dating partners every year.
  •  57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship.
  •  43% of dating college women reported experiencing abusive behaviors from their partner.
  • Statistics and Information found at:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice