Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is domestic violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner.
1 in 5
female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
1 in 4
Women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
Children witness domestic violence in their homes every year.