Domestic Violence Statistics and Awareness

Have you found yourself in a situation where domestic violence is a problem? Are you having trouble deciding who to turn to? If so, consider our Durham domestic violence attorney. We know how hard it is to deal with this kind of situation.

Below, you’ll find statistics from We hope they help you better understand this ongoing issue that should be stopped immediately.

Durham Domestic Violence Attorney Talks Statistics

  • Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.
  • Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse or prolonged exposure to stress.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • 3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.1 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female.

Kevin Jones is here to help you with issues regarding child abuse, spousal abuse, or anything similar including abuse by complete strangers.  Domestic abuse victims are usually women and occur due to relationships gone awry.  The abuse is not always physical, however. Mental abuse often occurs and can often lead to emotional control by the abuser.  If you need help distancing yourself or others from any sort of domestic abuse, please contact an Durham domestic violence attorney today.

Kevin Jones | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

Durham domestic violence attorney, Kevin E. Jones can help you in this legal situation. We are also here to help you resolve your insurance, injury and other legal matters in an ethical and proper manner.  Don’t let your health, finances and overall well being suffer because you’re unaware of your legal rights. Contact Kevin E Jones before making any final decisions.  Things happen and many people go without the proper representation when they need it most. Don’t be just another number.