Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical or sexual assault, battery and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. 

Domestic violence happens every minute, mostly behind closed curtains:

  • 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner every minute.
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, an average of close to 15 calls every minute.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • More than 12 million women and men suffer domestic violence in the United States over the course of a year.
  • Domestic violence results in nearly 2 million injuries, more than 500,000 of which require medical attention.
  • More than 12 million women and men suffer domestic violence in the United States over the course of a year.

Crime Stoppers educates with important Domestic Violence Awareness Tips to help end suffering in silence.