Statistics dating violence 2016
"White, Black and Hispanic women all incur about the same rates of violence committed by an intimate partner," according to the DVIP. Ironically, it's the incredible pervasiveness of the violence that Deborah Tucker of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence says keeps people in denial.
An estimated 98% of abused women also experience "financial abuse," in which their partner controls all of the money, and between 21% and 60% of domestic violence victims lose their jobs due to issues that their abuse caused.Multiple studies have found that 24-40% of police officer families experience domestic violence (in contrast to 10% of families in the general population).Not only are the abusers' friends and colleagues the very people victims would turn to for help, but the abuser is also trained to use a gun, which increases the risk of homicide by 500%.Domestic violence is, in many ways, a quiet epidemic.Though in plain sight, victims are often invisible, fearfully denying their situation and hiding behind the facade of a happy home. Every nine seconds, a woman in America is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.