District 15 Zontians
Impacting Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Sexual assault is conduct of a sexual or indecent nature toward another person that is accompanied by actual or threatened physical force or that induces fear, shame or mental suffering.
Somewhere in America a woman is
sexually assaulted every 2 minutes,
according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Domestic and Sexual Assault Statistics
Michigan & Canada
The majority of domestic violence victims are women.
1 of 3 women report being phuysically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point during their lives.
More than 32 million Americans are affected by domestic violence each year.
Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
Although victims may not report to police, many do turn to other informal sources of support, such as friends, family, co-workers, and doctors/nurses.
Females and youth are at particular risk of being sexually victimized. The rate of sexual victimization for females is about 5 times higher then the rate for males.