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Childhood Domestic Violence Stats

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

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.

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