Domestic violence results in more injuries that require
medical attention than rape, accidents and muggings
Two in five women who are murdered are killed by their
At least 95 percent of all cases of partner abuse involve a
man beating a woman.
Woman abuse happens in all classes and races. It occurs at
every level of income and education.
Violence in the home usually becomes more frequent and severe
over time. The abuser’s apologies do not mean the violence
will not occur again.
Children who grow up in violent homes come to believe that
violence is normal. They come to believe that it is an acceptable
way to control someone else. The majority of adult violent
prisoners were raised in violent homes.
Violence is often part of a pattern of threats, insults,
insane jealousy, explosive temper, and attempts to isolate and
overpower the woman.
Myths About Domestic
A man's home is his castle. No one should interfere with the family.
Battery is a crime! No one has the right to beat
A woman who gets beaten brings it upon herself by
nagging or provoking her spouse.
People are beaten for reasons as ridiculous as: the
dinner is cold; the TV was turned to the wrong channel; the baby
was crying. Abusive people refuse to control their violent
impulses. Even where the person may have reason to be angry, they
have no right to express their anger violently.
A person who stays with an abuser after being
beaten must like to be beaten.
Being beaten hurts and no one likes it. There are
many reasons why victims remain with abusers including their fear
of further violence, the financial hardship of leaving, religious
reasons, their emotional attachment to their partners, and their
belief that families should stay together.