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  • A woman in the United States is physically abused every 15 seconds
  • 1 out of 4 women are beaten by their spouses or partners at some point in their lives
  • 4,000 women are killed each year as a result of domestic abuse; in Alameda County between 2001 and 2005, women comprised 72% of the victims in domestic violence-related deaths (ACPHD, 2007)[1]
  • It is estimated that approximately 70% of men who abuse their partners also abuse their children
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States between the ages of 15-44 years old
  • Domestic violence is often committed by a husband or boyfriend
  • Domestic abuse is one of the most under-reported crimes against women, and nearly half of violent crimes against women are never reported to the police
  • One in 3 teens report knowing a friend who has been in a dating violence relationship, been hit, choked, kicked or physically hurt or threatened by their partner
  • One in 20 elderly people experience elder abuse yearly
  • Domestic violence occurs in approximately 30% to 40% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gender relationships, which is the same percentage of violence that occurs in heterosexual relationships.

[1] Alameda County Public Health Department. (2007). Data Update of A Profile of Family Violence In Alameda County: A Call for Action.