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Did you know:

  • One in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • One in 6 women and one in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year.
  • One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.
  • 93% of all child victims of sexual assault know their perpetrators; a member of their family (34%), or is someone known or trusted by the family (59%).
  • The total cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States in 2007 was over $100 billion.

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