Domestic Violence and African-Americans by the Numbers

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  • Teens and Domestic Violence
  • Black Men Are Victims, Too
  • Break-Ups to Make-Up
  • Outer Wounds
  • Domestic Violence Affects Mental Health
  • Death by Spouse or Partner
  • Signs of Abuse
  • Getting Help
  • Domestic Violence and African-Americans
  • Black Women Have the Greatest Risk

Break-Ups to Make-Ups

Although 70 to 80 percent of Black women leave or attempt to leave a violent relationship, many Black women may find it harder to leave a battering relationship than white women. While reasons for staying in abusive relationships vary, many researchers attribute economic and social issues and lack of dependence on the police.

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