The Facts about Domestic Violence
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
Nearly three in ten women (29%) and one in ten men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner.
Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of Intimate Partner Violence that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
One in four women (24.3%) and one in seven men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Domestic violence has side effects that hurt in many cases far more than the pain of the abuse itself. Victims in many cases are isolated and left feeling trapped with no where to turn, no way to provide for themselves, and with a feeling of worthlessness. Many victims find themselves feeling like they are somehow at fault.
During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month the team here at JustMy is excited to spend the month sharing stories of life after domestic abuse and providing help and awareness to groups and organizations that provide resources for victims.