|YW Facts 2015|
Oklahoma Ranks 6th in the nation for the number of women killed by men.
- Only certified shelter for battered women and their children in Oklahoma County.
- Between 1998 and 2014, Oklahoma lost 1,426 victims to domestic violence.
- The annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated as $727.8 million, with over 7.9 million paid workdays lost each year.
- The cost of intimate partner violence annually exceeds $5.8 billion, including $4.1 billion in direct health care expenses.
- There are more than 32 million victims annually.
- About 1/3 of all women murdered each year are killed by their husbands.
- 33% of all police time is spent responding to Domestic disturbance calls.
- Only 2% of domestic violence homicide victims accessed domestic violence advocacy services.
- Twelve independent studies report that 18%-48% of battered women have delayed their decision to leave their batterer, or have returned to their batterer, out of fear for the welfare of their pets or livestock.
Domestic Violence and Children
- Upwards of 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence in their homes each year in the U.S.
- Between 30 and 60% of children in homes with domestic violence are directly abused.
- In 70% of the cases in which an abused child dies, there has been a pattern of abuse against the mother.
- Children who are exposed to domestic violence are less likely to succeed in school than children who are not exposed.
- Up to 60% of men who abuse women also abuse children.
- In Oklahoma, one-third of all domestic violence homicides are witnessed by children.
- Male children who witness the abuse of their mothers by fathers are 50% more likely to become men who batter in adulthood.
- Youth who witness domestic violence are at increased risk for suicide and substance abuse.