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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.