October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, symbolized by the purple ribbon. The prevalence and ramifications of domestic violence are staggering.
Here are some facts you should know about domestic violence:
- One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- A woman is physically abused every nine seconds in the United States. Three women on average die every day as a result of domestic violence in America
- Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence.