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U.S. Domestic Violence Statistics:


Orange County Statistics:

  • Over 12,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported in 1999 (only 1 in 7 is actually reported).
  • For each victim that receives shelter and support services, 15 to 20 women are turned away from lack of space.


Child and Teen statistics:

  • In Orange County, 36% of domestic violence emergency 9-1-1 calls are made by children.
  • In 2000 in Orange County, 28,100 incidents of child abuse were reported - that's 2,340 per month and 78 per day.
  • Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30-60% of family violence cases that involve families with children. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FEBRUARY 1999
  • 40% of teenage girls report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. KAISER PERMANENTE POLL, DECEMBER 1995
  • Almost 1 in every 3 high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
  • One survey found that 38% of date rape victims were young women ages 14 to 17 years old.
  • Teen Dating Abuse: New Study Finds Teen Dating Violence Behaviors and Risk Factors Common Among 7th-Grade Students ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION, MARCH 2012


Business Impact of Domestic Violence:


Laura's House Statistics

In the 20 years that Laura's House has served South Orange County residents:

  • Over 4,000 women and children have received shelter and support.
  • 7,000 children have received child care services.
  • Nearly 50,000 individuals have received counseling, legal aid and life skills education.
  • 10,000 calls have been made to the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline.
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