Domestic Violence Information and Statistics

attorney Durham NCDomestic abuse is a very common and serious situation. The most common cases of abuse typically involve children, elders or spouses. However, domestic abuse can occur between any two or more people. Domestic abuse is far too common in today’s time. Below, you’ll find statistics that can help you better understand this problem.

According to, “Physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health effects have been linked with intimate partner violence including adolescent pregnancy, unintended pregnancy in general, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders, chronic pain, disability, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Victims of domestic violence are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.”



Domestic Violence Statistics | Attorney Durham NC

  • Between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. – American Bar Association, 2009
  • Across studies of US and Canadian women receiving services for domestic violence, rates of depression ranged from 17 percent to 72 percent, and rates of PTSD ranged from 33 percent to 88 percent. – Warshaw & Barnes, 2003
  • Abuse rates are higher among homeless women with serious mental illnesses. A study with 99 episodically homeless women with serious mental illness, found that significant numbers had been physically (70 percent) or sexually (30.4 percent) abused by a partner. Rates of physical or sexual abuse in adulthood by any perpetrator were 87 percent and 76 percent, respectively. – Goodman et al, 1995
  • 63 percent to 77 percent of battered women experience depression
  • 54 percent to 84 percent of battered women suffer from PTSD
  • 38 percent to 75 percent experience anxiety
  • 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. – National Institute of Mental Health, 2009

Domestic abuse and violence is something that should never be tolerated. If you’ve fallen victim to abuse or violence please get help. If you or someone you know lives in the area and are a victim of or have been charged with domestic abuse and/or domestic violence, contact attorney in Durham NC, Kevin Jones for help.

Kevin Jones | Attorney Durham NC

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