Domestic Violence and African-Americans by the Numbers

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  • Domestic Violence and African-Americans
  • Black Women Have the Greatest Risk
  • 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

Teens and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence among African-American teens is twice the rate of white teens. A 2003 national study of high school students revealed that almost 14 percent of African-American compared to 7 percent of white youth reported that a partner hit or slapped them on purpose from 2002-2003. 


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