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1 in 3 Texans will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

"Crime in Texas,” Family Violence, Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS), 2017

Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average.

Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice and Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the United States, 1993-2004. Dec. 2006 from Dating Abuse Statistics,

1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men reported being a victim of stalking in their lifetime.

  Catalano, S. et al, Bureau of Justice Statistics selected findings: Female victims of violence, 2009.

More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime."

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report Executive Summary

33% of sexual assaults are committed by a current or former intimate partner.

A recent meta-analysis has shown that "domestic violence incidents increased 8.1% after jurisdictions imposed pandemic-related lockdown orders."

Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D et al "Domestic Violence During Covid-19, Evidence from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," Impact Report: COVID-19 and Domestic Violence Trends, National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice

Protective orders are as much as 80% effective in reducing future violence.

Holt VL, Kernic MA, Lumley T, Wolf ME, Rivara FP. Civil protection orders and risk of subsequent police-reported violence.JAMA. 2002;288:589-594.

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