DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FACTS
WHY IT MATTERS
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.
DID YOU KNOW?
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew. Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
CHILDREN WHO WITNESS
Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults. 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING
One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape. Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of battering relationships. 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime. 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner; 31% are also sexually assaulted by that partner.
HOMICIDE AND INJURY
Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner. 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder. Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury. Intimate partner violence results in more than 18.5 million mental health care visits each year.
Here at Revival Private Investigators we are very sensitive of this horrific act upon women, children and the devastating effects upon the home including the overwhelming effects upon all involved making everyone a victim. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence we personally invite you to call our firm at anytime. We have the experience regarding this horrific act and we personally want you to know that you are one step away to safety. We will ensure that you are safe, and if you have children, that they are too. We will ensure that you will be able to have the opportunity to pull your life together in a safe environment without the abuser; you will develop the skills and receive the support you need to become independent from the abuser.
Statement from David Muguercia, President of Revival Private Investigations. I do not want you to read this and feel “this is a nice concept, but I cannot afford it.” You have my promise if you don’t have the funding to pay for my services, I am not concerned about the Money.
I want you and your children to be SAFE; I can and will help you!