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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.


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...

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