Domestic Violence Quick Facts:
- Nearly one in four adult women is a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. 1
- On average, three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day in America. 2
- On September 15, 2011, 1317 victims of domestic violence were served by Colorado domestic violence programs. Of those, 622 adults and children took refuge in emergency or transitional housing and 695 were served through non-residential programs, such as counseling, legal advocacy and children’s support groups. 3
- Women are at an increased risk of harm shortly after separation from an abusive partner.4
1U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (July 2000). Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington, DC. Tjaden, P.,& Thoennes, N).
2 Bureau of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Homicide Trends from 1976-1999, (2001).
3 2011 Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services.
4 Bachman, R. and Salzman, L., Bureau of Justice Statistics, Violence Against Women: Estimates From the Redesigned Survey 1 (January 2000).