A woman is battered at least once every 15 seconds in the U.S.
Battering is the single largest cause of injury to women in the U.S.
3 to 4 million are beaten in their homes each year.
25 to 45% of battered women are battered during pregnancy.
Domestic violence is the number one cause of emergency room visits by women.
The number-one cause of women’s injuries is abuse at home. This abuse happens more often than car accidents, mugging, and rape combined.
Family violence kills as many women every 5 years as the total number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War.
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