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Children's Clinic M-F 9am-5pm
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence (DV) can happen to anyone in any community regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.


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• On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape,physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.  Over the course of a year,that equals more than 12 million women and men.1
• Approximately 33 million (15%) of all U.S. adults admit that they have been a victim of domestic violence.
Six in ten adults claim that they knows someone personally who has experienced domestic violence.2
• The cost of domestic violence exceeds 5.8 billion dollars each year in the United States.3



Although anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, women are disproportionately affected:

• One in four women is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.5
• The percentage of female victims(22%) of DV is about four times that of male victims(5%).6
• Women 18-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. 7
• Women who have been pregnant in the last five years report significantly higher rates(12%) of DV.8


Adults are not the only victims:

• One in five children (20.3%)report witnessing a family assault during theirlifetime.9
• 75% of DV victims have children under the age of 18 at home.10
• 5.2%of 9th graders and 8.2%of 11th graders experience at least one incident of physical dating violence.11



1 TheNational Intimate Partner and SexualViolence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report.(2011).Atlanta,GA:NationalCenterforInjury Prevention
and Control,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from
2 U.S. Census,July 2005.
3 Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States.(2003).Atlanta,GA: NationalCenterforInjury Prevention andControl,CentersforDiseaseControl and Prevention.
Retrieved from
4 California Victim Compensation Program Annual Report FY 2011/12.(2012). Sacramento,CA:
CaliforniaVictim Compensation andGovernmentClaims Board,CaliforniaVictim Compensation Program.
Retrieved from LPAAnnualReport Data_Crimes ByCategory.pdf
5 NISVS, 2010.
6 Criminal Victimization, 2010.(2011). Bulletin.Washington,DC: U.S.Department of Justice,Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Retrieved from
7 TheCaliforniaWomen’sHealth Survey (CWHS).(2009).TheCaliforniaDepartments of PublicHealth,HealthCare Services, MentalHealth,Alcohol and
Drug Programs and Social Services andprivatepartnerstheCalifornia Medical Review, Inc.(aka Lumetra) and the PublicHealth Institute. Retrieved
8-9CWHS, 2009.
10 Children’s Exposure toViolence:AComprehensiveNational Survey.(2009). Bulletin.Washington,DC: U.S.Department ofJustice,Office ofJustice
Programs,Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Retrieved from
11 CWHS, 2009.

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