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- The American Medical Association (AMA) and FBI estimate 3-4 million women are battered each year in the U.S.
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men is a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes
- 76% of intimate partner physical violence victims are female; 24% are male.
- Slightly more than half of intimate partner physical violence is reported to law enforcement.
- 40% of female murder victims are killed by intimate partners.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States, more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, more than 39 million women — or about one-third of the country’s adult female population based on U.S. census figures — experienced physical violence by an intimate partner, from slapping to beating.
- Around 6,488 American troops were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001-2012 in the war. In the same period of time almost twice this number, 11,766 women were killed in domestic violence by their present and previous male partners.
- Females aged between 18 to 34 generally experienced the highest rate of intimate partner violence.
- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
If you are victim of domestic violence, it is important to hire a lawyer experienced in representing victims of domestic violence. A skilled domestic violence attorney can help, explain the rights you may have and how to best protect yourself from an abusive partner or family member.