October is National Abuse Awareness Month
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
• One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. One in 33 men experienced an attempted or completed rape.
• An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
• The majority (73 percent) of family violence victims are female. Females were 84 percent of spousal abuse victims and 86 percent of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend.
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