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Who Are the Victims of Domestic Violence?

If you are being hurt physically or emotionally by someone you love, it is common to feel like you’re all alone. But domestic violence happens to lots of people. Studies have shown that most survivors of domestic violence do not share common characteristics although most victims are women and girls. One out of every four women will experience abuse during her life. However, increasing reports are being received from men and boys who have been victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence happens to:

  • teenagers and elderly people
  • married and unmarried people
  • gay and straight people
  • people of all different classes
  • people of all different races and backgrounds
  • people from throughout the country and all over the world

Remember, you are not alone...and you do not deserve the abuse.

For additional domestic violence information:

Domestic Violence Unit
Police Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3156
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 727-7137
Fax: (202) 727-6491