Statistics of Domestic Violence

Here are some startling statistics that I came across on Glamour’s Website.  They are suprising to people who do not experience abuse, but unfortunately are oh too familiar for those that do.  The great thing about statistics is that they can make you afriad to be with someone who would do this too you.  For me personally, statistics and news reports are 2 of the things that helped me most to end my abusive relationship.  Statistics don’t lie and as my relationship continued to prove each of them right, I realized things were not going to end on a positive note.  I hope they do the same for you.

NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF ALL YOUNG WOMEN HAVE EXPERIENCED ABUSE

  • 29% of women surveyed said they’d been in an abusive relationship.
  • 62% of those women have been hit, shoved, or slapped.
  • 33% choked or strangled.
  • 11% who say their partner is currently abusive predict he “will seriously hurt or kill me.” Another 30% of all women polled said they’d never been in an abusive relationship but then reported experiencing abusive behavior.
  • 23% of those women said they’d suffered physical violence, such as being slapped or punched.
  • 94% cited emotional abuse. “Emotional abuse almost always escalates to physical violence,” says Diane Lass, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the Family Justice Center in San Diego.

WOMEN OFTEN DON’T SPEAK UP ABOUT IT

  • 24% of women in abusive relationships have not told anyone they’re being harmed.
  • Similarly, 37% of women who have known someone in such a relationship never said anything to that person—or to the authorities.

TELLING SOMEBODY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • 62% of women who reported they had been in these relationships said that having the support of a friend, family member or coworker helped them “get through the relationship safely.”
  • 42% of women who were in an abusive relationship and told someone they were being hurt said doing so helped them get out.

WHY THEY DON’T LEAVE ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

  • Love was the top answer from women in our survey when asked why they had not left an abusive partner.

These statistics are from Glamour.  Here’s the full article: http://www.glamour.com/tell-somebody/2011/05/the-facts-relationship-violence-2011-statistics#ixzz1VOGrUSlH