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These domestic violence facts are here to help you understand the scale and impact of this problem, and be able to speak up and raise awareness about abuse.

Domestic Violence Facts & Figures

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Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. But if we speak up, we can end it. 

FACT #1

4,774,000 women in the U.S. experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year.

FACT #4

Each year, 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused as a result of domestic violence.

FACT #2

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FACT #8

Domestic violence can negatively impact a woman's mental and physical health over the long term. Her children's mental well-being is also at risk of long-term damage.

FACT #5

Three women are murdered every day by an intimate partner.

FACT #9

It's common for domestic violence victims to experience a loss of productivity, decreased earning potential, and reduction in overall financial security.

FACT #10

Domestic violence is not just physical. Abuse can also be sexual, psychological, emotional, and/or financial. Digital abuse and stalking also count.