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According to the National Center for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder):

•  20-30% of American women will be physically abused by a partner at least once in their lifetimes
•  1.3 million women and 834,732 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually

•  201,394 women are forcibly raped by an intimate partner annually

•  11% of women in homosexual relationships and 23% of men in homosexual relationships report being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by an intimate partner

•  503,485 women and 185,496 men are stalked by an intimate partner annually

•  1-25% of all pregnant women are battered during pregnancy

•  30-40% of women’s emergency room visits are for injuries due to domestic violence

•  30% of women killed in the U.S. are killed by their husbands or boyfriends

•  50% of men who assaulted their female partners also assaulted their children

•  3.3 million children witness domestic violence each year

If you or someone you love is in a violent relationship call the National toll-free Domestic Violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or go to their website.