For Members of the Media
For additional facts and statistics, interview requests, background information on domestic violence, or inquiries about Honoring Texas Victims and other Domestic Violence Awareness Month resources, please contact:
Angela Hale 512-289-2995 email@example.com
Susan Risdon 214-226-6741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Facts about Domestic Violence
In 2011, 102 Texas women were killed by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend. (Source: Texas Council on Family Violence research and Texas crime data.)
In these fatal domestic violence incidents, another 26 people who were family members, friends, or co-workers of the victims were also killed. (Source: Texas Council on Family Violence research and Texas crime data.)
All Too Prevalent
Each year in the United States, over 2 million adults and more than 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence. (Source: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, April 2012)
One in three adult Texans has experienced domestic violence in their lifetimes. (Source: Statewide Prevalence of Intimate Family Violence in Texas, June 2011)
In the past year, over 79,000 people — primarily women and children — sought services from family violence programs because they did not feel safe in their homes. (Source: Texas Health and Human Services Commission, statistics gathered through the Integrated Tracking System for Sexual Assault/Family Violence Programs in Texas)
Community agencies working together can ensure that no more victims fall through the cracks and that everyone receives the protection they need.
Everybody can play a part in setting community standards for healthy, respectful relationships.