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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS:  ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR

COMMITTED BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER AGAINST ANOTHER.
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This includes intimidation, assault, battery, and sexual assault.
 
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. 2

Young women age 16-24 experience the highest rate of domestic violence - 16 per 1,000 persons.3

1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.4

Marital rape accounts for 25% of all rapes, affecting over 75,000 women each year.5

3 in 4 women over age 18 who reported being raped were physically assaulted by a current or former husband, cohabitating partner, or date.6

In 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner.7

The costs of intimate partner violence annually exceeds $5.8 billion, including $4.1 billion in direct health care expenses, $900 million in lost productivity, and $900 million in lifetime earnings.8

When the costs of direct property loss, ambulance services, police response, pain and suffering and the criminal justice process are considered, the annual cost of intimate partner violence grows to $67 billion.9

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