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Domestic violence costs society as well as victims

Intimate partner domestic violence is actual or threatened physical or sexual violence or psychological and emotional abuse directed toward a spouse, ex-spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or current or former dating partner. Intimate partners may be heterosexual or of the same sex. Some of the common terms used to describe intimate partner violence are domestic abuse, spouse abuse, domestic violence, courtship violence, battering, marital rape, and date rape.

Occurrences: Nearly two-thirds of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted or stalked since age 18 were v...

 

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