Domestic Violence Facts

  • 1500 American women are murdered by husbands or boyfriends each year.
  • Since 2002 there have been an average of 76 DV homicides in North Carolina a year with an average of 4 child victims each year.
  • American women have more to fear from the men they know and once loved than from any stranger.
  • One third of all women’s injuries seen in the Emergency Room are the result of deliberate acts of violence.
  • 81% of men who batter had fathers who abused their mothers.
  • Children who grow up in violent homes have a 74% higher likelihood of committing criminal assaults.
  • Each year medical expenses from DV total at least $3 to $5 billion. Businesses forfeit another $100 million in lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and lower productivity.
  • Every 10 minutes police respond to an average of 2 DV calls. There is hope…