References

1) More than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under 12.
U.S. Department of Justice, Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, March 1998

2) In 2001, more than 500,000 U.S. women were victims of nonfatal violence by an intimate partner.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003

3) 31% of women report being physically abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
The Commonwealth Fund, Health Concerns Across a Woman's Lifespan: 1998 Survey of Women's Health, May 1999

4) Four women in the United States are murdered each day by a male intimate partner.
U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Violence by Intimates, 2000.

5) A woman is battered by an intimate partner every 15 seconds in the United States.
National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control, National Violence Against Women Survey. 1998.