Note: The information presented on this
website is excerpted from the Hammer award-winning booklet, "Domestic
Violence: Finding Safety and Support," by Theresa M. Zubretsky. The
full text of this booklet may be viewed online at:
Some Facts About Domestic Violence
- The vast majority of adult victims of domestic violence are
women. Between 91-95% of all documented reports of adult domestic
violence are women abused by their male partners.
- Every women is at risk for becoming a victim of domestic violence.
use emotional, psychological, economic and physical abuse as a way of
controlling their intimate partners. Abuse is not caused by stress,
anger or alcohol/other drug involvement.
- Domestic violence is a serious crime which often results in serious injury and even
- The majority of men who batter their female partners are also abusive to their children.
from families in which there is adult domestic violence often suffer
negative consequences, even if they are not the direct targets of abuse.