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.

Statistics

40%

of women killed in 2016 had made attempts to end their relationships or were in the process of leaving when they were murdered.

77%

of perpetrators killed their partners in a home.

2.5

EVERY 2.5 DAYS A MAN KILLED HIS CURRENT OR FORMER FEMALE INTIMATE PARTNER.

82

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITIES RANGED FROM 15 TO 92 YEARS OLD; 82 WOMEN WERE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20-39.

2016 STATISTICS IN TEXAS ALONE

33%

Of Texas women will experience domestic violence

172,573

hotline calls to Texas family violence programs

39%

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

999

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

16,045

calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline from Texas

1,206

chat requests to the National Domestic Violence Hotline from Texas

33%

Of Texas women will experience domestic violence

146

women killed by their intimate partners

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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