Facts and Research
Know the Facts
South Carolina is currently ranked 6th in the nation for the rate of women killed by men according to the Violence Policy Center.
Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students reports being abused by a boyfriend. (Silverman, JG, et al., Amer. Medical Assoc. Journal, 2001)
On average, three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. (Bureau of Justice Dept. Statistics, 2005)
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. (Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).)
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults. (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.)
Sistercare’s Service to the Midlands
We are proud and honored to care for domestic violence survivors and raise awareness of the issue in the Midlands. We want to share with you how your donations are affecting change in a positive way. The following statistics can and should be celebrated, but these numbers represent real people.