Answer true or false to the following, then check your answers below:
1. More women were killed by intimate partners between 2001-2012 than the number of American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during that same time frame.
2. Domestic violence only happens to poor, uneducated people.
3. Battering is caused by alcohol and drug abuse.
4. The most dangerous time for a victim is when they try to leave.
5. Battering is usually just a momentary loss of temper.
6. Men who were exposed to domestic violence in childhood are twice as likely to become abusers as adults.
7. You should call 9-1-1 if your partner hits you.
8. Five million children are exposed to domestic violence every year.
9. If you are not physically injured, it is not abuse.
10. Men cannot be victims of domestic violence.
1.TRUE: The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
6. FALSE: Men who were exposed to domestic violence in childhood are three to four times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence than men who were not.
7. TRUE: Call 9-1-1 immediately. Violence can turn deadly very quickly. If you are in a potentially abusive relationship and are not able to leave, it is vital to have a safety plan in place.
8. FALSE: Ten million children are exposed to domestic violence every year
9. FALSE: Domestic violence is the pattern of behavior than an abuser uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. It can be physical, verbal, or sexual.
10. FALSE: Each year, domestic violence results in nearly 600,000 injuries among men. In fact, 1 in 7 men will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.