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Click to DownloadThe prevention of domestic violence starts with education - educating men, women and children on what constitutes domestic violence goes a long way toward preventing domestic violence.

Statistics on Domestic Violence in Arkansas

  • 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence
  • 80% of all physical abuse goes unreported
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States report abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime
  • 3.3 million children witness their mothers being abused
  • Intimate partner violence, which includes teen dating violence, costs the US economy $12.6 billion dollars on an annual basis. Sexual assault is most costly of all crimes to its victims.
  • 77% of all rapes are committed by someone known to the victim
  • 60% of rapes occur in the survivor/victim’s home
  • 57% of rapes involve only one assailant. 16% involve 2 rapists and 27% involve 3 or more rapists
  • One person is raped every 1.9 minutes
  • Total costs are estimated to be $127 billion a year in the United States, excluding the costs of child sexual abuse.

Prevention Points & Tips

  • Respect a person’s right to say “NO”
  • Educate yourself and others on the issues
  • Believe in equality
  • Volunteer at your local domestic violence and/or rape crisis program
  • Be aware of how violence is portrayed in the media
  • Believe survivors
  • Contact your legislators and political leaders
  • Know the statistics
  • Speak out against all forms of violence
  • Stop yourself and others from ignoring sexual/domestic violence

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