Myth #2 : Domestic Violence doesn’t affect that many people.


1 in 4 women will experience abuse by an intimate partner sometime in her lifetime. Some studies have reported 1 in 3 women.1 in 7 men are victims of domestic violence.

Every 9 seconds a women is beaten.

The FBI estimates 3-4 million women are battered each year in the USA.

1 in 3 female victims of homicide are murdered by a current or former intimate partner.

According to the FBI, from 2001-2012, 11,766 women have been slain by their current or former intimate partner. That total is more than the 9/11 terror attacks and US troops killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq war COMBINED.