50 Facts About Domestic Violence

By Dana Fleitman, JWI Program Coordinator

“Despite real and profound harm taking place every day, VAWA remains hostage to those whose reasoning results in only some violence and abuse being ‘legitimate’ and only some people deserving of legal protection.”

Click here to read Soraya Chemaly’s Huff Post article highlighting 50 facts about domestic violence. Some fascinating facts include:

  • Increase in likelihood that a woman will die a violent death if a gun in present in the home: 270 percent
  • Annual number of jobs lost in the U.S. as a result of intimate partner violence: 32,000
  • Percentage of homeless women with children reporting domestic abuse: 92
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