Hard Facts of Domestic Violence

             o Every year in the United States there are over 3 million incidents of domestic violence. That means that every nine seconds someone is beaten by their domestic partner! .

             o Every year over 4000 victims of domestic violence are killed. Ninety-five percent (95%) of domestic violence victims are women. .

             o Domestic Violence causes more injuries to women in the USA between the ages of 15 and 44 than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. .

             o Nearly a third of the women who seek care from hospital emergency rooms are there for injuries resulting from domestic violence.


             Teens at School.

             Ten Years of School Violence .

             - 20th April, 1999:.

             Two young men wearing long, black trench coats opened fire in a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo. injuring as many as 23 students, killing 12 students and one teacher, then killing themselves. .

             - 15th June, 1998: .

             A male teacher and a female guidance counselor are shot in a hallway at a Richmond, Va., high school. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasn't life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed. .

             - 21st May, 1998:.

             A 15-year-old student in Springfield, Ore., expelled the day before for bringing a gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students are killed. The suspect's parents are later found shot dead in their home. .


             - 21st May, 1998: .

             Three sixth-grade boys had a "hit list" and were plotting to kill fellow classmates on the last day of school in a sniper attack during a false alarm, police in St. Charles, Mo., say.

             - 21st May, 1998:.

             A 15-year-old boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Onalaska, Wash. Earlier in the day, the boy boarded a high school bus with a gun in hand, ordered his.

             girlfriend off the bus and took her to his home, where he shot himself. .

             - 21st May, 1998:.

             A 15-year-old girl is shot and wounded at a suburban Houston high school when a gun in.

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