Domestic Violence and African-Americans by the Numbers

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  • 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
  • Teens and Domestic Violence
  • Black Men Are Victims, Too
  • Break-Ups to Make-Up

Death by Spouse or Partner

Black women are about three times more likely to die at the hands of a partner or ex-partner than members of other racial groups. Intimate-partner homicide is also among the leading causes of death for black women ages 15 to 35.

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