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The risk of abuse during pregnancy is greatest for women who experienced physical abuse before the pregnancy. Some additional factors increase the risk during pregnancy: being young and poor and if the pregnancy was unintended. Physical abuse during the pregnancy can result in pre-term delivery, low birth weight, birth defects, miscarriage, and fetal death. Being young, black, low-income, divorced or separated, a resident of rental housing, and a resident of an urban area have all been associated with higher rates of domestic violence victimization among women. For male victims, the patterns were nearly identical: being young, black, divorced or separated, or a resident of rental housing. In New Zealand, a highly respected study found that the strongest predictor for committing partner violence among the many risk factors in childhood and adolescence is a history of aggressive delinquency before age 15. The study also found that committing partner violence is strongly linked to cohabitation at a young age; a variety of mental illnesses; a background of family adversity; dropping out of school; juvenile aggression; conviction for other types of crime, especially violent crime; drug abuse; long-term unemployment; and parenthood at a young age. Several other risk factors emerge from research: Recently, there is much discussion among police about the link between pet abuse and domestic violence.
Although some overlap is likely, particularly under the theory that many batterers are generally violent, not enough is known because of the types of studies undertaken.
Risk factors do not automatically mean that a person will become a domestic violence victim or an offender.
Also, although some risk factors are stronger than others, it is difficult to compare risk factor findings across studies because of methodological differences between studies.
Women with family incomes less than $7,500 are five times more likely to be victims of violence by an intimate than women with family annual incomes between $50,000 and $74,000. Although the poorest women are the most victimized by domestic violence, one study also found that women receiving government income support payments through Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) were three times more likely to have experienced physical aggression by a current or former partner during the previous year than non-AFDC supported women. Overall, in the United States, blacks experience higher rates of victimization than other groups: black females experience intimate violence at a rate 35 percent higher than that of white females, and black males experience intimate violence at a rate about 62 percent higher than that of white males and about two and a half times the rate of men of other races. Other survey research, more inclusive of additional racial groups, finds that American Indian/Alaskan Native women experience significantly higher rates of physical abuse as well., † It is unclear how much of the differences in victimization rates by race is the result of willingness to reveal victimization to survey interviewers (Tjaden and Thoennes, 2000).
Domestic violence, generally, has high levels of repeat calls for police service. For instance, police data in West Yorkshire (United Kingdom) showed that 42 percent of domestic violence incidents within one year were repeat offenses, and one-third of domestic violence offenders were responsible for two-thirds of all domestic violence incidents reported to the police.Sa VE instructs colleges and universities to provide education for students and employees addressing the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.This web presentation the explains how you can bring your campus into full compliance with the educational requirements of this Act and presents online resources from Hazelden that can be used to meet and exceed the educational requirements of the Sa VE act.Check out this informative video to see My Student Body in action!Download FREE The newly revised Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Sa VE) Act now requires colleges and universities to address the sexual violence students face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and high rates of rape or attempted rape.It’s why we help women who are in immediate danger by funding more than 455 women’s shelters across Canada. Although more up-to-date data would be preferable, no recent Statistics Canada survey has asked women about their life-time experience of violence. Function=get Survey&SDDS=3896&Item_Id=1712 Since publication, this report has been archived by Statistics Canada but the Canadian Women’s Foundation has a hard copy.