Dating domestic violence statistics
Presentations on the signs of domestic violence, what you should look for, how to respond to a friend, family member or coworker who you suspect is being abused and what services and assistance are available, can be of great help in preventing a further increase in the number of victims.
The prevention of domestic abuse and relationship violence can only be achieved if people know what it is - how to spot it - how it can arise in your life - and what you can do to prevent it from claiming additional victims.
It is anticipated that the public, folliwing the roll out of our new Iris website in May, will be able to view a sample of the training presentations being offered, select which one(s) that they are interested in seeing and schedule the event and date directly online by simply following a menu offering of the selected programs.
Programs and trainings will be made available by Iris on a variety of topics ranging from a basic "DV 101" presentation to more individualized programs tailored to meet a specific situation or topic about which a group may be interested.
One in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend and one in six college women has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that approximately 7% of adult women and 4% of adult men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that same partner and before 18.
While Iris will continue to serve the victims of domestic violence and strive to provide the support needed to empower those who are already victims and seeking assistance, we believe the fight to end domestic abuse requires that we expand our efforts to provide more public information about the problems and dynamics of domestic violence and the services available through Iris.One incident occurred on New Year's Day 2017, with another on New Year's Eve.Killings tied to domestic violence represented 19 percent of the record 104 homicides in East Baton Rouge Parish last year.These numbers only tell part of the story, and every survivor's experience is different.But understanding their scope, like being able to spot the subtle signs of abuse, is an important step in raising awareness of this often silenced or misrepresented issue.
Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we've highlighted some standout statistics of its prevalence today, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Safe Horizon, the Centers for Disease Control, and several other studies and surveys.