By Anna Harstedt
October 11, 2018
Twenty per minute.
That’s how many people are abused by an intimate partner every day in the United States.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. More than 20,000 calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines every day, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
“It’s important to know that there’s no picture of a survivor. It can happen to teenagers and older adults. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or race.” Rachel Goldsmith, Associate Vice President of Domestic Violence Shelters for Safe Horizon, told Metro.
Domestic violence occurs in every type of relationship, including couples who are married, living together or who are simply dating. And furthermore, it can manifest itself not only in physical violence but also psychological abuse and economic coercion.