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Domestic Violence Facts to Be Aware Of

Are you a victim of domestic violence? If so, you are not alone. Consider the following statistics about domestic abuse in the United States:

Domestic violence affects thousands of families each year. Did you know that women between the ages of 15 to 44 are more likely to be injured by domestic violence than by muggings, rapes and car accidents combined? It is true. Yet despite this fact, there is not yet enough help available for all of the victims of domestic violence. Case in point: there are 1,500 shelters for abused women while there are 3,800 animal shelters in the US.

Although figures regarding domestic violence are not exact since not all victims come forward, it is believed that 3 million to 4 million women are abused by loved ones. These could be friends, family members, spouses or ex-lovers. This amounts to a woman getting beaten every 15 seconds by her partner or spouse.

If you're a victim of domestic abuse, take immediate action to stop the violence by working with a family lawyer in your city of residence.