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Rock and Roll Party January 31, 2009. EEach Year, more than ten million children in the U.S. grow up in homes where there is violence.

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1 Rock and Roll Party January 31, 2009

2 EEach Year, more than ten million children in the U.S. grow up in homes where there is violence.

3 AAround the world, 1 in 3 women have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in their lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.

4 115.5 Million children witness domestic violence annually.


6 550% of men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.

7 IIn a single day in 2007, 13,485 children were living in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing facility. Another 5,526 sought services at a non-residential program.

8 MMore than one million people report a violent assault by an intimate partner every year in the U.S.

9 AAt least one million women and 371,000 men are victims of stalking in the U.S. each year. Stalkers often follow the victims to the workplace.


11 994% of corporate security directors surveyed rank domestic violence as a high security problem at their company.

12 TThe national health care costs of domestic violence are high, with direct medical & mental health care services for victims amounting to nearly 4.1 Billion dollars.


14 DDomestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the U.S. – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes.

15 BBattered women are more likely to suffer miscarriages and to give birth to babies with low birth weights.


17 663% of the young men between the ages 11 and 20 who are serving time for homicide have killed their mother’s abuser.

18 OOne in five women victimized by their spouses or ex- spouses report they had been victimized over and over again by the same person.

19 AApproximately one-third of the men convicted (for battering) are professional men who are well respected in their jobs and their communities.

20 WWomen of all cultures, races, occupations, income levels and ages are battered by husbands, boyfriends, lovers and partners.

21 OOne in four pregnant women have a history of partner abuse.

22 WWomen who leave their batterer are 75% greater risk of being killed by the batterer than those who stay.


24 NNationally, 50 % of all homeless women & children are on the streets because of violence in the home.

25 TThere are nearly 3 times as many animal shelters in the the U.S. as there are shelters for battered women and their children.

26 BBattering is the establishment of control and fear in a relationship through violence and other forms of abuse.

27 SSix in every ten women who were victims of homicide were murdered by someone they knew. About ½ of these women were murdered by a spouse or someone with whom they had been intimate.

28 TThree women are killed every day due to domestic violence.

29 OOne in ten calls made to alert police of domestic violence is placed by a child at home.


31 OOne in three abused children become an adult abuser or victim.

32 MMore than 1 million women seek medical assistance each year for injuries caused by battering.

33 TThe average prison sentence of a man who killed their woman partner is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are on average sentenced to 15 years.

34 PPolice are more likely to respond within 5 minutes if an offender is a stranger than if an offender is known to the female victim.


36 FFirearms are frequent weapons leading to mortality rates of women killed by their spouses, boyfriends or others.

37 BBattering is often lethal. Each year 2,000-4,000 women in the U.S. are murdered by abusive partners/ex-partners.

38 553% of battered women still involved with the perpetrator experienced self-blame for causing the violence.

39 WWomen are more often victims of domestic violence than burglary, muggings, or other physical crimes combined.

40 OOf every 1000 pregnant women, 154 are assaulted by their partners during the first four months of pregnancy.

41 DDuring the 5 th through the 9 th month 170 out of 1000 pregnant women are assaulted.


43 Root causes of D omestic Violence : 1. Distorted concept of manhood. 2. Power & Control 3. Growing up in a cycle of violence & abuse

44 WWomen age 16 to 24 are most likely to be victimized by an intimate partner.

45 AAfrican-American women experience more domestic violence than white women in the age group of 20-24. However, black and white women experience the same level of victimization in all other categories.

46 OOnly about 1 in 5 domestic violence victims with physical injuries seek professional medical treatment.

47 IIn only one-third of domestic violence calls did an officer take photographs or ask about prior abuse.


49 AApproximately 90% of children in violent homes are aware of assault against their mothers.

50 BBattered mothers are 8 times more likely to hurt their children when they are being abused than when they are safe from violence.

51 225% of women suicides are preceded by a history of battering.

52 447% of husbands who beat their wives do so three or more times a year.


54 IInfants exposed to violence may not develop the attachments to their care takers, which is critical to their development. In extreme cases they may suffer from failure to thrive.

55 SSchool-age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety and violence toward peers.

56 It is against the law to harm another person

57 Special Thanks

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