It’s not an uncommon question. Consider these facts from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- Females who are 20 – 24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
- Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner.