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Shocking Facts About Domestic Violence

You may not realize it, but domestic violence is happening all around you.  Check out these infographics for some surprising facts.

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (ipv), is broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence, so defined, has many forms, including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse; and economic deprivation. Alcohol consumption and mental illness can be co-morbid with abuse, and present additional challenges in eliminating domestic violence.

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Originally posted 2015-01-27 05:16:28.

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