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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ... Continues...