What are some domestic violence statistics?


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As of 2015, over 10 million men and women are victims of domestic violence every year in the United States. Women aged 18 to 24 are the most frequent victims of abuse by a partner, and domestic violence makes up 15 percent of all violent crime. On an average day, domestic violence hotlines across the country receive over 20,000 phone calls, states the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and occur in the victim's home. Over 3 million children witness this abuse, according to Safe Horizon.

Almost 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States have been physically or mentally abused by an intimate partner. Nearly 15 percent of women and 4 percent of men have suffered from injuries as a result. Most women who are abused by an intimate partner have suffered previous abuse from the same offender, reports The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

The leading cause of injury to women is domestic violence, and every day at least three women are murdered by an intimate partner. Victims of domestic violence in the United States lose almost 8 million work days annually. The cost of intimate partner violence in the United States is almost $6 billion a year, including medical care and productivity losses, says Domestic Violence Statistics.

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