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  • 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 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

    • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence." 

    • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.

    • 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.

    • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

    • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

    • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

    • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

    • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

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

    • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.

    • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.

    • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

Signs of Abuse

There is no one typical, detectable personality of an abuser. However, they do often display common characteristics. 

  • An abuser often denies the existence or minimizes the seriousness of the violence and its effect on the victim and other family members.

  • An abuser objectifies the victim and often sees them as their property or sexual objects.

  • An abuser has low self-esteem and feels powerless and ineffective in the world. He or she may appear successful, but internally, they feel inadequate.

  • An abuser externalizes the causes of their behavior. They blame their violence on circumstances such as stress, their partner's behavior, a "bad day," on alcohol, drugs, or other factors.

  • An abuser may be pleasant and charming between periods of violence and is often seen as a "nice person" to others outside the relationship. 

 

 

 

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The Pamela Page Foundation

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Pamela D. Page 

FOUNDATION

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OUR MISSION

To resolve domestic violence by providing effective resources for women and children; while expressing the values of hope, faith, and encouragement.

 

VISION

Create and administer comprehensive domestic violence programming that will assist with personal, spiritual, economic, and housing goals for the survivor.

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