Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

3.3 million children in the US between ages 3 and 17 are at risk yearly of exposure to parental violence.

Children in homes where domestic violence occurs are physically abused or seriously neglected at a rate of 1500% higher than the national average in the general population.

In general, 70% of people who abuse their partners also abuse their children.

As violence against women becomes more severe and more frequent in the home, children experience a 400% increase in physical violence by the male batterer.

Children who witness a parent abusing the other:

  • 40% suffer anxiety
  • 48% suffer depression
  • 53% act out with their parents
  • 60% act out with their siblings