FACTS AND STATISTICS
The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
70% of domestic violence related murders happen when the victim tries to leave her abuser.
1 in 3 female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner.
20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States.
Although domestic violence often occurs between one partner or partners against another partner or partners in the context of an intimate relationship, it may also describe other household violence, such as violence by child directed toward a parent or violence between siblings who are members of the same household
PTSD develops in 1 out of every 3 people who experience trauma.
1 in 9 women will get PTSD in her lifetime.
7 out of 10 psychologically abused women develop PTSD and/or severe depression.
Symptoms of PTSD include: anxiety, hallucinations, flashbacks, depression, loss of focus, nightmares, guilt, headaches, agitation, dizziness, panic attacks, chest pain, and insomnia
PTSD manifests in the limbic (responsible for fight or flight) part of the brain, thus rendering the survivor in an almost constant physical state of emergency.
The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million of trafficking victims globally.
Human trafficking is a $150 billion a year industry.
Survivors are most likely to find help through family and friends.
17,500 people are trafficked into the united states annually.
81% of trafficking victims are trafficked for sexual purposes.
51% of adult victims of slavery develop PTSD.
1 out of 7 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims.