Even though the average age of a child's first exposure to intimate violence is in between the ages of 13 and 15, the majority of domestic violence victims — or 42 percent — occur between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.What makes this more startling is that people between the ages of 18 and 24 comprised only 11.7 percent of the population in 2002 when this study was conducted.In the year ending March 2015, the module additionally focused on the nature of partner abuse, findings from which are presented here.Back to table of contents The CSEW estimates that 8.2% of women and 4.0% of men reported experiencing any type of domestic abuse in the last year (that is, partner / ex-partner abuse (non-sexual), family abuse (non-sexual) and sexual assault or stalking carried out by a current or former partner or other family member).
Ennett, GOVERNMENT LEADERS, SENIOR POLICY MAKERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERTS DISCUSS MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO STOP DATING VIOLENCE AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH AT CAPITOL HILL EVENT, Futures Without Violence and Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: February 10, 2011. Wibbelsman, OUR VULNERABLE TEENAGERS: THEIR VICTIMIZATION, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND DIRECTIONS FOR PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION, Madeline Wordes and Michell Nunez, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and The National Center for Victims of Crime, May 2002.
This means that a disproportionately large number of domestic violence cases are happening to a relatively small part of the population, as seen in the following graph.
In a recent Deseret News National story, Lois Collins offered some tips for parents on how to help stop domestic violence among children before it starts, at a time when they are most vulnerable.
A mind-boggling one in three women (and one in four men) has been a victim of physical brutality by an intimate partner, the group also reports.
That makes intimate partner violence "the single greatest cause of injury to women," per the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. has slightly decreased during the last 10 years, there are "millions of women and children that we know are living in violent homes every day," Sanchez notes.