DV facts show that it is very common. In the US a woman is beaten every 9 seconds by a man.
DV is the leading cause of injury to women.
5.3 million women will be abused this year in the USA. Of these women 3 to 4 are killed each day by partners or former partners.
An estimated 1.4 million women and 700,000 men in the UK have suffered domestic abuse in 2014, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
According to the ONS, 4.9 million women, or 28%, and 2.4 million men, or nearly 15%, have experienced some form of domestic abuse since the age of 16.Myth 2 ~ Domestic Violence is an anger control issue DV has nothing to do with anger. Anger is a tool used by abusers to get what they want and it is more to do with domination and control. Myth 3 ~ DV happens only once or twice in a relationship. Abusers usually escalate violent behaviours in frequency and intensity over time. For further information please visit www.womensaid.org.uk. Please also take a moment to watch the video below. https://youtu.be/VOUkudj7n9M References www.agape-aid.org and www.usatoday.com(accessed 25.08.2015) http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/12/14-million-women-suffered-domestic-abuse-last-year-ons-figures-show. (Accessed 02.10.15)
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