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.
- Batterers 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 death.
- The majority of men who batter their female partners are also abusive to their children.
- Children from families in which there is adult domestic violence often suffer negative consequences, even if they are not the direct targets of abuse.