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For more information about Domestic Violence in the United States, visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s (NNEDV) Resource page.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one partner to control the other in an intimate relationship. It takes many forms: physical violence, sexual assault, economic control, or psychological/emotional abuse. In the United States, the majority of domestic violence victims are female – between 90-95%, based on information gained from shelters, hospitals, and police reports.
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According to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, in Delaware in 2010:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) takes an annual snapshot of every state to see how each is faring in its work to stop domestic violence. On Sept. 10, 2010, NNEDV heard from 1,746 participating programs from throughout the country about services provided to domestic violence victims during the 24 hour survey period. In the U.S.:
In Delaware, the impact of domestic violence is just as significant. On Sept. 15, 2010, the NNEDV report showed that domestic violence service providers assisted 223 Delaware victims in this single day: