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According to government statistics:

  • 30% of women who are murdered are killed by their spouses.
  • Less than 9% of women are ever killed by a stranger.
  • In New Zealand, 60% of the murder cases that are brought before the court are a direct result of domestic violence.
  • In some countries, up to 30% of girls have experienced some form of physical violence in the home before the age of 15.
  • 1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime.
  • Only 5% of men are killed by their significant other or a lover.
  • Women between the ages of 20-24 have the greatest risk of becoming the victim of domestic violence.
  • More than 3 million children in the US witness some form of violence in their home every year.
  • Children who live in violent homes have to a 60% higher risk of suffering from neglect as well.
  • On average, there are 24 people who become the victims of a violent act or will have a partner begin stalking them every minute in the United States.
  • Nearly 15% of women have been injured by an act that could be classified as a crime of passion.
  • Between 1994-2010, 80% of the victims of intimate violence were women.
  • Up to 81% of women who become victims are repetitively victimized by the same perpetrator.
  • 6 out of 10 crimes occur in the home.
  • Unless crimes of passion end violently, most incidents are never reported to a law enforcement official.
  • Girls who witness a crime of passion are more likely to be abused as teens or adults, especially when they are unable to receive any counselling.
  • Boys, on the other hand, are more likely to become perpetrators.
  • When domestic violence is included in crimes of passion statistics, the annual cost to the US economy in dealing with this issue is $37 billion.

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