Statistics Packed With A Punch

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



15,3417 family violence calls to the Dallas Police Department Family Violence unit, the highest in 5 years Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce, 2017-2018



1,754 felony domestic violence cases presented to grand jury by Dallas in 2018, the highest year ever Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2017-2018



32 murders due to domestic violence in Dallas Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2017-2018



4,379 domestic violence cases filed in Dallas Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2017-2018



219 violations of protective orders in Dallas Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2017-2018



5,815 Dallas sheltered victims and children in 2018 Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce Annual Summary, 2017-2018



174 Women killed in Texas from family violence Texas Council on Family Violence, 2018



35% Unmet requests for shelter in Texas due to lack of space Texas Council on Family Violence, 2018



67% were killed at home Texas Council on Family Violence, 2015



20%-30% Reported domestic violence led to homelessness in Dallas areaState of the Homelessness, 2018



37% Homicide victims by an intimate partner made attempts to leave or planned to go Texas Council on Family Violence, 2017



7,337 Victims served on one day in Texas National Network to End Domestic Violence, Texas, 2018



954 Unmet requests for help on one day in Texas National Network to End Domestic Violence, Texas, 2018



4,560 Victims found refuge in shelter on one day in Texas National Network to End Domestic Violence, Texas, 2018



1 in 6 The number of women who are stalked at some point in their lifetime Centers for Disease Control, 2015



12,640,000 Estimated number of victims of intimate partner violence per year in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 2015



1 in 3 Women experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. (That's 43.6 Million) Centers for Disease Control, 2015



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



$3.6 Trillion The lifetime economic cost associated with medical services for IPV-related injuries, lost productivity from paid work, criminal justice and other costs Centers for Disease Control, 2015



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



$103,767 The average cost of emergency care for intimate partner violence during a lifetime women. The average cost for men is $23,414. Centers for Disease Control, 2015



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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