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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Domestic Abuse in the USA

In the United States child abuse is reported on an average of every 10 seconds and
3 children die every day as a result of such abuse.

Domestic violence is the #1 cause of birth defects according
to the March of Dimes.

67% of abusers also abuse their children.

30% of all murders are women being killed by their partners.

1 in every 3 women is a victim of domestic violence
at some time in their life.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women
age 15 to 44.

In 87% of violent homes, children witness the battering.

15 - 25% of pregnant women are battered.

Up to 50% of all homeless women in the country are fleeing
from domestic violence.

75% of emergency room visits by battered women occur
after they have been separated.

A Woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the U.S.

According to the U.S Dept. of Justice almost 54% of all men
experienced physical assult as a child at the hands of an adult

About 2,000 of America's infants and young children die each
year due to domestic violence.

1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by age 16 31% of sexual
abuse victims under the age of 6 are male.

See Also:

The Ten Worst Countries for Women

Femicide in Guatemala & Canada

Monstrous Domesticity

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