Monday, June 27, 2005

Did you know...???

There is so much that you really should know about domestic violence... besides the fact that it is a serious, widespread social problem in America today. Here are some other facts:

Did you know that there are 960,000+ incidents of domestic violence per year? This means that 3,000,000 women are abused by their partner each year.

Did you know that 1 in every 3 women has been domestically abused during their lifetime?

Did you know that nearly one-third of American women (31%) report being abused by a partner at some point in their lives?

Did you know that nearly 25% of American women report being domestically abused?

Did you know that 30% of Americans say they know a woman who has been domestically abused in the past year?

Did you know that 588,490+ American women were victims of nonfatal violence committed by an intimate partner?

Did you know that while women are less likely than men to be victims of violent crimes overall, women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner? In fact, intimate partner violence makes up 20% of violent crime against women.

Did you know that 324,000+ women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy?

Did you know that women of all races are equally vulnerable to domestic violence?

Did you know that male violence against women does much more damage than female violence against men? Women are much more likely to be injured than men.

Did you know that women are 7 to 14 times more likely than men to report suffering severe physical assaults from domestic violence?

Did you know that more than 3 women are murdered by their partners every day?

Did you know that women are much more likely than men to be killed by their partner?

Did you know that pregnant, and recently pregnant, women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause?

Did you know that injury related deaths, including homicide and suicide, account for approximately one-third of all maternal mortality cases? Homicide is the leading cause of death overall for pregnant women

Did you know that the health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide committed by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year? Nearly $4.1 billion of that amount is for direct medical and mental health care services, and nearly $1.8 billion is for the indirect costs of lost productivity or wages.

Did you know that about half of all female victims of intimate violence report an injury of some type? Yet, only about 20% of them seek medical assistance.

Did you know that 37% of women who sought treatment in emergency rooms for violence-related injuries were domestic related?

Did you know that 50% of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children?

Did you know that more than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under the age of 12?

Did you know that 3,000,000+ children witness some form of domestic violence annually?

Did you know that 3 in 4 women (76%) who reported that they'd been raped and/or physically said that they were raped by their domestic partner?

Did you know that 1 in 5 (21%) women reported she had been raped or physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime?

Did you know that rapes/sexual assaults committed by strangers are more likely to be reported to the police than rapes/sexual assaults committed by "nonstrangers" or intimate partners? In fact, only 24% of these rapes/sexual assaults are actually reported to the police.


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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Welcome!

Welcome to Surviving Domestic Violence! This is the latest site in my health and wellness network. Like the rest of the sites in this network, this one is also filled with my personal experience. I think that is the best way to share info: from personal experience. You see, I am the survivor of 6 years of domestic violence. If I can survive it and find my way out, so can you! I'm here not only to share information with you but to encourage you to get out... move on... get healthy! You really CAN do it!!!

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