Facts about Domestic Violence

Facts about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the systematic use of emotional, physical, sexual, economical, or spiritual abuse tactics to gain and maintain power and control over an intimate partner

  • 1 in 7 women in Multnomah County ages 18 to 64 are physically abused by their intimate partner each year.
  • 1 in 5 teenagers in a serious relationship reports being hit, slapped or pushed by a partner. 
  • 21,000 children in Multnomah County are exposed to domestic violence each year. 
  • Domestic violence accounts for nearly 50% of violent crime in Portland. 
  • Domestic violence is non-discriminatory -- it affects people of every age, race, gender, sexual orientation and income level. 
  • In Oregon, 48% of victims remain in an abusive home because they do not have a safe and affordable place to live.
  • 38% of all domestic survivors become homeless at some point.



What is Domestic Violence

Myths about Domestic Violence

What is Sexual Assault

Myths about Sexual Assault