Updated: Sep 25
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline,
1 in 4 (22%) children witnessed violence in nearly intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts.
30% to 60% of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators also abuse children in the household.
40% of child abuse victims also report experiencing domestic violence.
One study found that children exposed to violence in the home were 15 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted than the national average.
According to the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, domestic violence may be the single major precursor to fatalities from child abuse and neglect in the US.