Domestic violence affects millions of individuals each year. It knows no boundaries, cutting across gender lines, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, and economic status. 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 9 men, report having been the victim of domestic violence, including physical violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other behaviors. Nearly 20 people per minute in the U.S. are victims – totaling more than 10 million individuals each year.(Statistics from DOJ 2014 Nonfatal Domestic Violence Report and CDC 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey)

For more information and resources about domestic violence in Maryland, visit the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.