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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS COMMON

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. 1

YOUNG WOMEN ARE THE MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED

Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. 1

BRAIN INJURY IS A VERY REAL AND SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 11% of TBI deaths, hospitalizations, and ED visits combined (a total of 156,000 each year) are related to assaults. 2


Strangulation or blows to the head may occur in 50 to 90 percent of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) physical assaults against women. 2

References:

1 NACDV. (2015). Domestic Violence National Statistics. Retrieved from www.ncadv.orgĀ 

2 Langlois, J. (2008). Breaking the Silence: Violence as a Cause and a Consequence of Brain Injury. Retrieved from www.brainline.org

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