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
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
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
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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