logo

QUICK ESCAPE    SAFE BROWSING TIPS

24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878 | Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

 

Domestic Violence

Symptoms of Domestic Abuse in Children

Did you know that children from violent homes often display a variety of behavioral characteristics as a result of living in an unpredictable environment? Many of these characteristics are similar to those exhibited by children who have been abused in other ways.

Recent studies show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys are sexually abused before they reach the age of 18 years, and that in homes where domestic violence is present, 50% of children living in those homes are abused physically and/or emotionally.

Read more: Symptoms of Domestic Abuse in Children

Domestic Violence Statistics

  • On average more than three women a day are murdered by their significant other in the United States.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner. Women are 84 percent of spouse abuse victims and 86 percent of victims of abuse at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.