The graphic above portrays Anastasia from 50 Shades. She is the victim in an abusive relationship. The real stories of victims in 50 Shade type relationships are living through their own little type of Hell.
For today's post on domestic violence victims, I thought I'd share some statistics. Follow the links for more.
These are so sad.
These Stats are from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.ncadv.org/learn/statistics)
- "On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men"
- "Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime."
- "72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female."
- "Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims were raped by an intimate partner"
- 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 haemorrhage, 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
The Following Stats are from an article at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/domestic-violence-statistics_n_5959776.html
- 3 women are murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.
- "4,774,000 - The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner ever year."