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10 Recent Domestic Abuse Statistics

Wife abuse is probably the most common kind of violence that occurs - far more than you can imagine. And it’s a terrible indictment to have to say that many women stay in abusive relationships even for years without seeking help.

In the U.S., instances of wife abuse have been recorded as early as the 1830s. But of course in reality it’s been happening since the beginning of time. In this article I’d like to cover some of the more recent findings regarding domestic abuse.

Studies have shown… 

  1. At least one in three women have been physically or sexually abused during her lifetime.

  2. About 324,000 women in the U.S. became victims of intimate partner violence during their pregnancy each year.

  3. Everyday, an average of three women in this country are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.

  4. Women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 44 are primarily injured due to domestic violence.

  5. Homicide is the most common cause of death for pregnant and recently pregnant women.

  6. 76% of women who were supposedly raped and/or physically abused since age 18 reported that a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, or date committed the crime.

  7. Children of battered wives are seven times at risk to physical abuse by battering men and six times at risk to sexual abuse compared to children of non-battered wives.

  8. Men who batter their wife also kills one or more children in no less than 12% of domestic violence homicide cases.

  9. Around 44.5%- 73% of men who commit incest also batter the child's mother. Experiencing domestic violence is now becoming an important risk factor for incest.

  10. A study found that 50% of homeless women and children were escaping abuse.

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