RE: Progress?...and threat to endanger gender equity provisions

From: jmad (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 00:13:09 EDT

Domestic Violence Statistics

National Statistics collected by the Bureau of Justice, the FBI and
Uniform Crime Reports found that in 1995:

    95% of all documented domestic assaults were committed by men
against women.
     Every 15 seconds a woman is battered, resulting in more than 90
murders each week.
     31% of women in this country reported physical abuse by a husband
or boyfriend at sometime during their lives.
     4 million women require medical attention or police intervention
per year.
     1/3 of all victimized women are repeatedly battered every year or
hurt by "serial victimization."
     47% of the husbands who beat their wives do so three or more times
a year.
     17% of adult pregnant women are battered.
     The number of teenagers that are battered during pregnancy may be
as high as 21% (ages13-19).
     Domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in the United

In San Francisco, the Police Department receives approximately 10,000
calls for assistance due to family/domestic violence per year. Family
violence is the leading cause of all solved homicides for women.

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