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The Response of the Church
Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44.
There are 1,500 shelters for battered women and 3,800 shelters for animals.
Three to four million women are beaten by their husbands.
In the US one woman is beaten even 15 seconds by her husband.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assaultby an intimate partner each year.
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
40%-60% of the calls that police receive on the night shift are for domestic violence disputes.
Police are more likely to respond within 5 minutes if an offender is a stranger than if an offender is known to a female victim.
Battering occurs among people of all races, ages, socio-economic classes religious affiliations, occupations, and educational backgrounds.
A battering incident is rarely an isolated event.
Battering tends to increase and become for violent over time.
Many batterers learned violent behavior growing up in an abusive family.
25% - 45% of all women who are battered are battered during pregnancy.
Witnessing violence between one’s parents is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
Children who witness violence at home display emotional and behavioral disturbances as diverse as withdrawal, low self-esteem, nightmares,self-blame and aggression against peers, family members and property
One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attemtped or completed rape. (1998)
Children who witness violence at home display emotional and behavioral disturbances as diverse as withdrawal, low self-esteem, nightmares, self-blame and aggressionagainst peers, family members and property
The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion is for direct medical and mental health services.
Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated aainst them by current or former husbands boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 days of household productivity as a result of violence
There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37billion.