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Approximately 1.5 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. Since many women experience multiple victimizations every year, an estimated 5.9 million physical assaults are perpetrated against U.S. women annually.
National Institue of Justice & Centers For Disease Control, National Violence Against Women Survey, 1998

A woman is battered every 8 to 10 seconds in the United States (3-4 million times per year)

A man is battered every 16 minutes in the United States (143,000 times per year)

More women are injured from battering than mugging, auto accidents and rape combined.

Each day, more than three women in the United States are murdered by a male intimate partner
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Violence by Intimates, 2000.

Women are more likely to be victims of homicide when they seperate from their husbands. 65% of intimate homicide victims had physically seperated from the perpetrator prior to their death.
Florida Governor's Task Force on Domestic and s*xual Violence, Floriday Mortality Review Project, p.47, 1997

One-third of all police time is spent responding to domestic violence disturbance calls.
National Center on Women & Family Law, Battered Women: The Facts, 1996

Twenty-five percent of all women seeking care in an emergency room for any reason is a victim of domestic violence.

Thirty-seven percent of female patients treated in an emergency room for violent injury have been injured by their partners.

As many as 17% of adult pregnant women are battered. The number of teenagers that battered during pregnancy may be as high as 21%.

On average, Us medical schools require only two hours of training in adult domestic violence and less than half of family practice residencies require education about Intimate Partner Abuse.

Thirty-one percent of female physicians and 14% of male physicians have personally experienced domestic violence. Thirty-one percent of nurses report that they or someone in their immediate families have experienced domestic violence.

Rhode Island Domestic Violence Deaths

From 1990 to 1999, at least fifty-nine Rhode Islanders died as the result of domestic violence. Nine victims of domestic violence were killed in 1999 alone.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domest Violence, 2000

Of these nine fatal domestic violence-incidents, one was perpetrated by a current partner and the others by ex-partners

The forty three perpetrators consisted of forty-one men and two women. Male perpetrators were responsible for fifty-six of the fifty-nine deaths over the past decade: 11 suicides and 45 murders.

During Calendar year 1999, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence's six member agencies provided community services for 8,299 unduplicated victims of domestic violence.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2000

In 1999, Rhode Island's domestice violence crisis hotlines received 19,719 calls for crisis intervention, support and referrals.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2000

In 1999, 693 women and children sought relief from abuse at one of Rhode Island's six domestic violence emergency shelters. These women and children remained sheltered for a cumulative total of 21,876 nights, an increase of 26 percent over the past year.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2000

Police Departments responded to 6,932 domestic violence calls in 1999.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2000

In 1999, 3,658 victism of abuse obtained Temporary Restraining Orders.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestice Violence, 1998

On any given day in Rhode Island, 52 people call a domestic violence hotline, 44 women and children spend the night in a domestic violence shelter, and 34 people seek community based domestice violence services.
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1998

In 1998, police noted children were present during 39% of reported causes of domestic violence in Rhode Island. Children saw their parent being abused in 1,711 incidents and in 2,067 incidents heard their parent being abused.

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Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 11:21AM
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