CITIZENS AGAINST ABUSE



Domestic Abuse Affects Everyone

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.

80% of child abuse is caused by a parent or caregiver.

Children who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to become abusers.

Disabled Men:
     65% are victims of physical abuse.
     24% are victims of sexual abuse.

Disabled Women:
     67% are victims of physical abuse.
     53% are victims of sexual abuse.

Elder Abuse:
     71% of victims are assaulted in nursing homes.
     15% are victims in the home of the perpetrator.
     12% are victims in their own home.
     2% are victims in an adult care residence.

1 in 3 teens or young adults are victims of physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse by a dating partner.

Teens in an abusive relationship who tell someone will tell: 3% authority, 6% a family member, 75% a friend.

1 n 5 teenage girls stated a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.


According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, 9% of participants aged 14—21 acknowledged having perpetrated an act of sexual violence. That included kissing or touching someone while knowing the person didn’t want them to or forcing someone to have sex. Most youths who said they had committed sexual violence firs did so at 16.

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are at the same risk as heterosexuals of being sexually or physically assaulted by someone they know.

Domestic violence victims in the U.S. combined lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year.

Health related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking, and homicide exceeds 6 million dollars each year in the U.S.