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The truth about domestic violence is alarming
Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. –Commonwealth Fund survey, 1998 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has received more than 700,000 calls for assistance since February 1996. – National Domestic Violence Hotline, December 2001. 

An annual study of over 2,000 gay men reflects that 1 in 4 gay men have experienced domestic violence.    Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend each year to 4 million women who are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year. – Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, U.S. Department of Justice, March, 1998. 

Violence by an intimate partner accounts for about 21% of violent crime experienced by women and about 2 % of the violence experienced by men.   An annual study of over 2,000 gay men reflects that 1 in 4 gay men have experienced domestic violence.    National Domestic Violence Hotline, December 2001

– Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by  Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, U.S. Department of Justice, March, 1998 31, 260 women were murdered.   Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. 

–Commonwealth Fund survey, 1998The National Domestic Violence Hotline has received more than 700,000 calls for assistance since February 1996.

 –  Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend each year to 4 million women who are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year.

– Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, U.S. Department of Justice, March, 1998.  Violence by an intimate partner accounts for about 21% of violent crime experienced by women and about 2 % of the violence experienced by men. 

– Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, U.S. Department of Justice, March, 1998 31,260 women were murdered.
 
 
 
 
 

YOU MAY BE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE IF:
 
  • · You are frightened of, or feel responsible for, your partner's temper or behavior. 
  • · You are compliant because you are afraid of being punished by your partner. 
  • · You make decisions according to what your partner wants or how he will react. 
  • · You censor your reactions or opinions in fear of hurting your partner's feelings or causing conflict. 
  • · You have been kicked, hit, shoved or had things thrown at you or around you. 
  • · You have been called names, degraded or humiliated privately or publicly. 
  • · You are unjustly accused of having affairs. 
  • · You are blamed for things that are not your fault. 
  • · You have been threatened of being "outed" if you don't comply with partner's demands. 
  • · You have been prevented from getting/maintaining a job, participating in control of mutual resources, or restricted in your access to your money. 
  • · You have been forced to have sex or been caused pain sexually without your consent. 

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