In Marin County,
- One in three girls is a victim of verbal, physical, or emotional abuse by a dating partner.
- 7% of victims receiving advocacy services from Center for Domestic Peace are men.
- Domestic violence has been the number one violent crime for more than 20 years
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States, and Marin County is no exception. It affects people from every walk of life, including every socio-economic group, gender, religion, race, profession, and education level. Beyond the person experiencing the abuse, it can impact the workplace, schools, places of worship, and stability in the home. Lost work hours, medical costs, law enforcement time, and emotional trauma all have a tremendous impact on society.
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Females ages 18 to 24 generally experience the highest rates of dating abuse/domestic violence.
- 20,000 domestic violence hotlines calls are answered nationally each day.
- 3 to 4 million children witness domestic violence every year.
Sources: The National Domestic Violence Hotline, Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report, (June 4, 2010), and other sources.
Domestic violence is a learned behavior and can be unlearned. Visit ManKind and WomanKind to learn about programs for people to end the violence in their relationships.
Learn about the 8 types of abuse by clicking here: PEEVSSSS.