Statistics Packed With A Punch

"Comfort the troubled, and trouble the comfortable." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer



29,905 family violence calls to the Dallas Police Department Family Violence unit, the highest in 5 years Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



2,029 felony domestic violence cases before a Grand Jury Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



30 murders due to domestic violence in Dallas, 2014-2016 Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



4,011 domestic violence cases filed in Dallas Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



178 violations of protective orders in Dallas Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



23,311 Texas Adults and Children Sheltered in 2014 Texas Council on Family Violence, 2014



61,119 Texas Adults and Children receiving nonresidential services in 2014 (i.e., counseling, legal advocacy, etc.) Texas Council on Family Violence, 2014



10,154 Unmet Requests for Shelter in Dallas during 1 Year Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2015-2016



158 Women killed in Texas from family violence Texas Council on Family Violence, 2015



15,869 Unmet requests for shelter in Texas Texas Council on Family Violence, 2015



183,294 Hotline calls answered (excludes 911 calls), nationally in 2015 Texas Council on Family Violence, 2015



80 The percentage of homeless mothers with children experienced domestic violence Homeless Children and Youth, Causes and Consequences



38,028,000 The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes Centers for Disease Control, 2011



4,774,000 The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year Centers for Disease Control, 2011



1,509 The number of women murdered by men they knew in 2011. Of the 1,509 women, 926 were killed by an intimate partner and 264 of those were killed by an intimate partner during an argument. Violence Policy Center, 2013



8,000,000 The number of days of paid work women lose every year because of the abuse perpetrated against them by current or former male partners. This loss is equivalent to over 32,000 full-time jobs. Centers for Disease Control, 2011



18,500,000 The number of mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year Centers for Disease Control, 2011



$948 The average cost of emergency care for intimate partner violence related incidents for women. The average cost for men is $387. Centers for Disease Control, 2011



61 The percentage of women who are stalked by a current or former male partner who are also physically abused by that partner National Center for Victims of Crime, 2015



98 The percentage of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with no financial resources to break free. U.S. News & World Report, 2011

21 The number of LGBT people murdered by their intimate partners in 2013 Anti-Violence Project, 2013



70x The amount of times more likely a woman is to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship Domestic Violence Intervention Program



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