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Statistics on Survivors with Disabilities and Domestic Violence

  • Half of all women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. This applies to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind women. (1 in 2 women)
  • Approximately 1.3 million women experience physical assault by intimate partner each year
  • Studies estimate that between 70%-85% of cases of abuse against women with disabilities go unreported
  • Women with disabilities have a 40% greater risk of violence than those without disabilities.
  • Females who are 18-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.


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