Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Statistics tell us that 85%-95% of all domestic violence victims are female ~ that over 500,000 women are stalked by an intimate partner every year ~ that 5.3 million women are abused each year ~ that as many as 324,000 women every year experience domestic violence during their pregnancy ~that 1,232 women are killed every year by an intimate partner ~ that domestic violence is the leading cause of  injury to women ~ that women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know rather than a stranger ~ that on average more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S. every day. Domestic violence kills. Make it STOP!

Statistics from: abetterwaydomesticviolence.org

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