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Domestic Violence • Get the Facts

Domestic abuse occurs in families from all social, racial, economic, educational and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations. It occurs in towns, suburbs, rural areas, inner cities and neighborhoods.

Between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001, 68 people died as a result of domestic violence in the state of Maryland. (MNADV, 2002)

In 2000, 10% (655,650) of violent crime victims were victimized by an intimate. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

Domestic Violence was a factor in 13% of animal cruelty cases in 2000. (National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

Women who are separated were victimized by an intimate at rates significantly higher than divorced, never married, or married women. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

Women age 16 to 24 were the most vulnerable (15.7 per 1,000) to non-lethal intimate partner violence between 1993 and 1999. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

3% of intimate partner assaults include a child abuse victim, and 13% of child abuse cases also include an intimate partner assault. (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

More than 1 in 5 teens experience violence in their dating relationships. (JAMA, 8/2001)

Between 25-30% of teens equate jealousy, and violence with love. (Reaching and Teaching Teens, NDVSAC, 1996)

The United States Bureau of Justice indicates that males commit 95% of the reported incidents of assault in relationships.

Perpetrators believe that they have the right to abuse and control their partner, and they see the victim as less than equal to themselves. The victim has no control over the abuser.

People stay in abusive relationships for many reasons. Fear, economic dependence, social stigma and confusion are some reasons.

Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates of violence by current or former intimate partners. (U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence, May 2000)

The rate of violent victimization in 2000 was highest in persons age 16-19 (64.3 in 1,000) than among any other age group. (Rennison, Callie, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001)

Between 25-33% of adolescent abusers reported that their violence served to „intimidate, frighten or force the other person to give them something. (Family Law Quarterly, 1995)

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