• In New Jersey in 2001, one act of domestic violence occurred every six minutes and 23 seconds. (New Jersey State Police Crime Reporting Unit, 2001. Domestic Violence Offense Report. Trenton, NJ: NJ State Police, 196.)
  • Nearly 1 in 3 adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. (American Psychological Association, 1986. Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and Family, 10.)
  • Women ages 19-29 reported more violence by intimates than any other age group. (Bachman, R. & Saltzman, L.E., 1995. Violence Against Women: Estimates from the Redesigned Survey. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, NCJ-154348.)
  • 90-95% of domestic violence victims are women. (Bureau of Justice., 1994. Domestic Violence: Violence Between Intimates. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, NCJ-149259, 2.)
  • An average of 28% of high school and college students experience dating violence at some point. (Brustin, S., 1995. Legal Response to Teen Dating Violence. Family Law Quarterly, 29, 2, 331.)
  • Acute domestic violence was the reason for 1 out of 9 patients’ emergency rooms visits among women with a current partner. (Abbot, J., et al., 1995. Violence Against Women: Incidence and Prevalence in an Emergency Department Population. Journal of the American Medical Association, 273, 22, 1763-1767.)