Domestic Violence Awareness


Here are some facts:

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer combined
  • Nearly 2 in 3 female victims are related to or know their attacker
  • Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women
  • Domestic violence kills an average of 3 women each day
  • Women ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence
  • Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It affects all incomes, races and communities
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of domestic violence also abuse children in the household
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults
  • In 2011, The National Domestic Violence Hotline documented over 265,000 calls
    • 17,331 of those calls were from Texas
    • Texas is ranked second in national hotline call volume (second to California)
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hope’s Door Plano

Emily’s Place Domestic Violence Transitional Home Plano

Genesis Women’s Shelter Dallas

Contact Crisis Counseling

Rape Crisis Center Dallas

Rape Crisis Center Collin

Rape Crisis Center Tarrant

Runaway Hotline

Addiction And Domestic Violence: A Look At The Connections
Talking to a Child Who Has Been Abused
How to Stop Bullying in Schools
When It’s Time to Go
Domestic violence against men: Know the Signs
Staying safe before and after leaving abuse
12 Steps to Protect Your Finances When Leaving an Abusive Relationship

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