An act of domestic violence occurs every 12 seconds in the United States.
About 50% of all couples experience at least one violent incident; in about 25% of these couples, violence is a common occurrence.
35% of women who visit hospital emergency rooms are there for symptoms of abuse; only 5% of these women are identified as victims of domestic abuse.
15% – 25% of all battered women are pregnant.
One in ten Utah residents have been a victim of domestic violence.
In the year 2001, Utah had 17 deaths as a result of domestic violence.
In the year 2002, Utah had 10 deaths as a result of domestic violence.In the year 2003, Utah had 14 deaths as a result of domestic violence. Two of those deaths were children.More than 5 million women are battered annually causing:
28,700 emergency room visits
$44,000,000 in medical costs
Taken from www.orem.org September 2007.
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.