Abused Spouse Incidence
Facts about domestic abuse:
- In the US, a woman is physically beaten every 15 seconds.
- About one in five women seen in emergency rooms are victims of domestic violence.
- Almost half of all injured women seen in emergency rooms have been battered by someone in their household.
- Most women will not admit to being a victim of abuse.
- About 37 out of 100 pregnant women are victims of domestic violence.
- Married women account for about 60% of victims of abuse.
- About 80% of abusers are adult males.
- Adults who batter their partners often abuse their children and elderly relatives.
- Up to one third of high school students admit to have been in a physically abusive relationship.
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