Lynne Roberts Asks: Are You Safe?
Domestic violence is the leading cause for injury in women over the age of 15 in the United States.
A woman is beaten every 11 seconds in this country.
4,000 women are beaten to death annually.
52% of murdered female victims are killed by their intimate partner.
4.8 million intimate-partner assaults and rapes are reported annually.
77% of domestic shelters nationwide saw an increase in women seeking help since 2008.
75% of those shelters attribute the surge to financial issues, which brings on the abuse.
Hundreds of thousands of women and children face violence from their own families.
If any of these statistics touch on your experience or someone you know, then you need Lynne Robert’s new book, Are You Safe?
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides abused victims a number to call any time during the day or night. To volunteer or donate, contact http://www.thehotline.org or call 800-799-SAFE.
ChildHelp USA maintains a 24-hour National Child Abuse Hotline at 800-4-A-CHILD. For more information, see http://www.childhelp.org.
Curator: John Kremer