IMPACT ON WOMEN
81% OF WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE RAPE, STALKING, OR PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER REPORTED SIGNIFICANT SHORT OR LONG TERM IMPACTS SUCH AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER SYMPTOMS AND INJURY.
OVER 38,000,000 WOMEN
The number of women in the United States who have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.
OVER 5,000,000 WOMEN
The number of women in the United States who experience domestic violence every year.
OVER 18,000 WOMEN KILLED
The number of women in the United States who have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003.
1 in 3 FEMALE HOMICIDES
1 in 3 female homicide victims every year are murdered by their current or former partner.
3 MURDERS A DAY
An average of 3 women are murdered every day in the United States by a current or former ex-male partner.
EVERY 9 SECONDS
A woman is beaten in the United States.
According to a 2017 report, 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner ; 1 in 7 women have been injured by an intimate partner ; 1 in 7 women have been stalked ; 1 in 5 women are raped during their lifetime ; and on a typical day the domestic violence hotlines receive over 20,000 calls.
83% OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS
are filed by women, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
25% of women say they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a 2016 report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
OVER 1,700,000 A YEAR
incidents of sexual abuse are reported in the workplace. An unknown number of sexual abuse incidents are never reported.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE = OTHER PROBLEMS
In addition to injustices sustained during violent episodes, physical and psychological abuse is linked to a number of adverse physical and mental health effects. Women who have been abused are much more likely to suffer from chronic pain, diabetes, depression, unintended pregnancies, substance abuse and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS
ONLY 25% OF ASSAULTS REPORTED
Only 25% of physical assaults against women are reported to police each year.
70 TIMES RISK OF MURDER
A women is 70 TIMES more likely to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship, establishing the critical need for secure emergency shelter.
56% - PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER
56% of women who experience domestic violence are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.
29% - ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
29% of women who experience domestic violence attempt suicide.
37% - DEPRESSION
37% of women who experience domestic violence have symptoms of depression.
46% - ANXIETY DISORDERS
46% of women who experience domestic violence have symptons of anxiety disorders.
45% - POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
45% of women who experience domestic violence experience post traumatic stress disorder.
37% - HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE
37% of all women who seek care in hospital emergency rooms for violence related injuries were injured by a current of former intimate partner.
50% of women in a relationship with another woman will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes (not necessarily from their partners).
GIRLS 14 TO 17
Girls ages 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
GIRLS BETWEEN 11 AND 17
About 1 in 5 women who experience rape, physical violence, and, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
1 IN 10 high school girls have experienced physical violence from a dating partner within the last year.
YOUNG WOMEN 16 TO 24
Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of non-fatal partner violence.
Of college women who have said they had been the victims of rape or attempted rape - 12.8% of completed rapes, 35% of attempted rapes, and 22.9% of threatened rapes took place on a date. Almost 60% of the completed rapes that occurred on campus took place in the victim's residence.
58% of college students say they don't know what to do to help someone who is a victim of dating abuse.
WOMEN UNDER 30
Many victims of sexual assault are women under the age of 30.
WOMEN LIVING IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
Women living in rural communities who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking, face unique circumstances because of geographical isolation, lack of public transportation, difficulty in ensuring confidentiality in small communities, and decreased access to many resources such as advanced education, job opportunities, and adequate childcare.
SCREENING BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Recent research suggests that women experiencing domestic violence significantly increase their safety - promoting behaviors over the short and long term when health care providers screen for, identify, and provide follow up care and information to address the violence.
BUT ONLY 1 OUT OF 10
Currently only about 10% of primary care physicians routinely screen for intimate partner abuse during new patient visits and 9% routinely screen for intimate partner abuse during periodic checkups.
Recent clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of a 2 minute screening for early detection of abuse of pregnant women. Additional longitudinal studies have tested a 10 minute intervention that has proven highly effective in increasing the safety of pregnant abused women.
UP TO 80% OF WOMEN PATIENTS
80% of the patients studied reported that they would like their healthcare providers to ask them privately about intimate partner violence.
OVER 325,000 PREGNANT WOMEN
Each year about 325,000 pregnant women in the U.S. are battered by the men in their lives. The battery leads to complications of pregnancy, including low weight gain, anemia, infections, and first and second trimester bleeding.
VIOLENCE DURING PREGNANCY
Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of female homicide and injury related deaths during pregnancy.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ranks rape second in the hierarchy of violent crimes, trailing only murder.
Nearly 1 of 5 WOMEN
Nearly 1 out of 5 (18.3%) women in the United States have been the victim of an attempted of completed rape.
8 OUT OF 10 RAPE CASES
In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator.
NEEDED COUNSELING SUPPORT
Research suggests that sexual assault victims who receive counseling support are more likely to report their attack to the police and to participate in the prosecution of the offender.
40 - 45% OF WOMEN
40 to 45% of women in a physically abusive relationship are raped or assaulted during the relationship.
OVER 1,000,000 WOMEN
Over 1,000,000 Women in the U.S. are victims of stalking every year.
1 in 12 WOMEN
1 in 12 Women in the U.S. will be 'stalked' in their lifetime.
1.8. years is the average duration of 'stalking'.
81 % of women 'stalked' by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that person.
77% of women know their 'stalker'.
59% of women are who are stalked, are stalked by an intimate partner.
31% of women stalked by a current of former intimate partner, are also sexually assaulted by partner.
13% OF COLLEGE WOMEN
13% of college women report being stalked.
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES
Women with disabilities are 40% more likely to be the victims of abuse and violence because of their increased physical, economic, social, and psychological dependence on other.
5000,000 TO 600,000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN
An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 women and children are the victims of 'trafficking' every year across international borders for the sole purpose of exploitation (sexual or forced).
92%OF ALL WOMEN
IN A RECENT POLL, 92% OF ALL WOMEN SAID THAT FIGHTING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SHOULD BE A TOP PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITY (a higher percentage than any other issue)
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