Stats and Facts

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men in the U.S. report experiencing physical abuse from an intimate partner. 
  • S.C. is currently ranked #11 in the nation for women killed by men. Greenville County often has the highest # of reported domestic violence incidents in SC annually. 
  • Black women are killed at than 3x the rate of White women 
  • Domestic violence affects people of every race, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and socioeconomic background. 
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. More than muggings, car accidents, and rape combined.  
  • Domestic violence is a learned behavior and can be caused by experience or observation, culture or family.  
  • Alcohol/drugs, stress, behavior of the victim, mental health issues, and genetics do NOT cause domestic violence.