Click me

Exposing What Happens Behind Closed Doors

EXPOSING WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Domestic violence in the U.S. WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? Types of abuse: Physicalo hitting / slapping / shoving / grabbing / pinching / biting / hair pulling / denying a partner medical care / forced alcohol or drug use Sexual o coercion of sexual contact or behavior without consent/marital rape/ attacks on sexual parts of the body / forcing sex after physical violence has occurred/ treating one in a sexually demeaning manner Emotional o- undermining partner's sense of self-worth or self-esteem / constant criticism / diminishing partner's abilities / name-calling / damaging partner's relationship with his or her children Economic o making (or attempting to make) an individual financially dependent by: maintaining total control over financial resources / withholding access to money / forbidding attendance at school or employment Psychological ausing fear by intimidation / threatening physical harm to self, partner,children or partner's family or friends / destruction of pets and property / forcing isolation from family, friends, school or work EVERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOESNT DISCRIMINATE 9 SECONDS Approximately 33 MILLION AMERICANS (S) A WOMAN IS ASSAULTED OR BEATEN admit that they have been victims of domestic violence 50% of men who frequently assault their wives also frequently assault their children Men who witnessed domestic violence as children are 2X as likely to abuse their wives than those who grew up in nonviolent households Women who witnessed domestic violence are more vulnerable to becoming victims as teens and adults Date rape accounts for almost 79% of sexual assaults reported by adolescent and college age women Domestic violence is the 3rd leading cause of homelessness among families of these women are between 14 and 17 years old Roughly. 1 in 5 CULTURAL NORMS REQUIRE MEN TO PUT ON A STRONG FACE WHILE MINIMIZING ABUSE BY FEMALES MEN ARE LESS LIKELY TO VERBALIZE FEAR high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a partner HOW MANY DIE FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? THE COST OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE More than Almost 888 $4.1 billion is spent every year for direct medical and mental health care services for victims 3 women & 1 man are murdered by their partners every day About 1/2 of all female victims report injury of some kind Intimate partner homicides make up: In the 1,247 +--- killed year 2000 30% of the murders of women Equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs Domestic violence victims lose almost 8 million days of paid work each year 440 killed 5% of the murders of men Lost productivity accounts for nearly $1.8 billion GETTING HELP WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Only 70% of domestic violene is reported to law enforcement officials Only 1 in 4 women & 1 in 7 men report being victims of domestic violence The Violence Against Women Act was enacted in 1994 HOTLINES TO CALL: Strengthened federal penalties for repeat sex offenders Requires that protection orders be recognized and enforced in all states and jurisdictions within the US Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673) Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 212.227.3000 Created a federal rape shield law, which prevents offenders from using victims' past sexual conduct against them during a rape trial Helps communities develop dedicated law enforcement and prosecution units against domestic violence Mandates that victims, no matter income level, are not forced to pay for their own rape exams or service of protection orders The VAWA funds train over 500,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges and other personnel every year Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357) TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866.604.5350 Sources: Presented by DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING Men Women

Exposing What Happens Behind Closed Doors

shared by NowSourcing on Sep 16
1 share
This infographic provides a deeper look into the numbers behind domestic violence in the U.S.


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size