Domestic Violence

"Leaving's not an option when there's nowhere to go."
Daniel Abbott

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It is behavior that includes physical, emotional, and psychological or sexual harm, sometimes several of these forms occurring at any one time. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Victims can be of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to people who are married, living together or just dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Women are abused in higher numbers with almost 91 to 95% of adult domestic violence being committed against women by their male partners.

2018 National Statistics

74,823

victims of domestic violence were served on average a day.

42,494

Adult & children victims of domestic violence found refuge in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or other provided services by local domestic violence programs.

19,459

Calls answered on average per day by Domestic violence hotlines providing support, information, safety planning, and resources for victims in danger.

24

people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in united states-12 million over the course of a year

2018 STATISTICS IN TEXAS ALONE

33%

Of Texas women will experience domestic violence

1,692

hotline calls on average per day to Texas family violence programs

39%

of victims are turned away from shelter due solely to lack of space

954

Requests for services were unmet in a single day because of lack of resources

211

Texans(174 women & 32 men) were killed by intimate partners

67%

were killed at home

59%

of perpetrators used firearms to kill their partner

324

children lost parents to domestic violence

Exerting strict control (financial, interaction with family or friends, appearance, mobility).

Emotional abuse including insulting, criticizing, or humiliating in front of other people.

Extreme jealousy, possessiveness, and accusations of lying, cheating, etc.

Signs that your partner is being abusive

Use of threats or intimidation to manipulate actions.

Unexplained injuries or explanations that don’t quite add up.

Isolation from family and friends.

Feelings of fear in their presence due to anger, destruction of property, or violent outbursts.

Reference: Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV)

Address

P. O. Box 860911 Plano, TX 75074

Phone

(972) 424-7775

Fax

(972) 424-7779

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