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Victim Advocacy: Domestic Violence in Our Communities

Victim Advocacy
Domestic Violence in Our Communities

JAN. 28, 2021 by SARAH WADSWORTH  


At Bio-One, we know there are heartbreaking statistics regarding violent crime all across the board. We see the aftereffects firsthand at traumatic scenes, but there are innumerable crimes committed every single day that never get called into 911.


Domestic violence is a crime that leaves lasting impacts that often go unseen, and countless victims’ voices go unheard.


Continuing in our journey with victim advocacy and our training with Families First Indiana, we recently learned about domestic violence and the challenges its victims face outside of the crime itself. Below are some statistics that highlight the devastating effects that domestic violence has on the people in our communities.


    ·    Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner (in one year, that           equals more than 10 million victims)

     ·    1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience physical violence, sexual violence, or stalking

     ·    On average, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 daily calls

     ·    In 2018, partner violence accounted for 20% of all violent crime

     ·   On average, it takes a domestic violence victim 7 times to leave before staying away for good

     ·   Female victims sustain injuries 3x more often than male victims



These statistics and more information can be found at NCADV is the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is help available. Below are national resources, as well as an Indiana-specific resource.


·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.SAFE (7233),

·      BTSADV (Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence) Helpline: 855.287.1777,

·      ICADV (Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence): 800.322.7385,


For more information on how to get involved with your community, contact Sarah at Bio-One.


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