These four infographics reveal some pretty scary truths about the nature of domestic violence. But understanding them is the first step to changing them, by offering our support to victims of domestic violence.
If you are in an abusive relationship, a crisis counselor is one of the best and safest people to help you create an exit strategy. Do not tell your abuser you're leaving and be careful about who you notify of your plans so you can get out safely.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website to speak with a crisis councilor or call 1-800-799-7233.
Side note: These images use female pronouns when referring to victims as opposed to gender-neutral language. While incidents involving female victims and male abusers are more common, it's important to note that domestic violence also occurs in same-sex relationships, and people of any gender can be abused or abusers. While this content isn't gender-neutral, it's still important despite the oversight. OK. Carry on!