Women Abuse In America

4 million American women experience a serious assault by a partner during an average 12-month period.
On the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.
92% of women say that reducing domestic violence and sexual assault should be at the top of any formal efforts taken on behalf of women today.
1 out of 3 women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.
1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. Abused girls are significantly more likely to get involved in other risky behaviors. They are 4 to 6 times more likely to get pregnant and 8 to 9 times more likely to have tried to commit suicide.
1 in 3 teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, slapped, choked or physically hurt by his/her partner.
Women of all races are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.
37% of all women who sought care in hospital emergency rooms for violence-related injuries were injured by a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend.
Some estimates say almost 1 million incidents of violence occur against a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend per year.
For 30% of women who experience abuse, the first incident occurs during pregnancy.
As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
Violence against women costs companies $72.8 million annually due to lost productivity.
74% of employed battered women were harrassed by their partner while they were at work.
Ninety-four percent of the offenders in murder-suicides were male.
Seventy-four percent of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner(spouse, common-law spouse, ex-spouse, or boyfriend/girlfriend). Of these, 96 percent were females killed by their intimate partners.
Most murder-suicides with three or more victims involved a "family annihilator" -- a subcategory of intimate partner murder-suicide.Family annihilators are murderers who kill not only their wives/girlfriends and children, but often other family members as well,before killing themselves.
Seventy-five percent of murder-suicides occurred in the home.