October is domestic Violence Awareness Month, So all this month we will be posting and trying to bring about awareness of this horrible crime that is imposed on Women, Men and Children. Through the year we provide awareness and prevention classes, as well as provide advocacy on behalf of individuals who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and those who receive poor maternal healthcare. Domestic violence is a major issue in the U.S. and everyday different organizations try their hardest to combat this victimless crime, we would like to take this time to show you some startling statistics.
Are You Aware…….
|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.[i]|
|Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their< functioning.[ii]|
|Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.[iii]|
|1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.[iv]|
|IPV alone affects more than 12 million people each year.[v]|
|More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.[vi]|
|Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).[vii]|
|Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.[viii]|
|From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.[ix]|
|Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x] Source: The National Domestic Violence Hotline.|
How Can You Help?
- Be an ear for someone, listen to what they are saying.
- Don’t Judge
- Let them know you are there for them.
- Donate to organizations that provide support and awareness.
- Seek help from available resources.