Shocking Statistics

  • There are over 3 million incidents of domestic violence annually in the United States. That means that every 9 seconds someone is being beaten by their domestic partner!
  • A 2005 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that domestic violence affects the lives of 32 million people each year across the country.
  • On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S every day.
  • Domestic violence causes more injuries to women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 44 than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
  • Nearly one third of the women who seek care from hospital emergency are there for injuries resulting from domestic violence.
  • Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
  • In a national survey of more than 6,000 American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.
The United States is not unique. Domestic violence against women is a worldwide problem. Click here to add your voice to a campaign to stop violence against women.

For more information on a Boston-based innovative proramme to help victims of domestic violence regain their self esteem, go to The R.O.S.E. Fund.