Dorchen A. Leidholdt

Approximately 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.

Domestic violence results in nearly 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths nationwide every year.

In the United States, the battering of women by husbands, ex-husbands and lovers is the largest cause of injury to women; 31% percent of all women murdered are killed by husbands, ex-husbands and lovers.

Almost 1 in 5 prenatal and neonatal deaths could be prevented with the elimination of domestic violence.

Each year, up to 10 million children experience domestic violence; these children are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety and violence among peers.

1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.


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