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Domestic Violence affects everyone! BREAK THE SILENCE

Domestic Violence affects everyone! BREAK THE SILENCE

The Victims
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than menWomen ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.
The Families
Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.A 2003 study found that children are more likely to intervene when they witness