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

Black Women Have the Greatest Risk

Black women have the greatest risk of experiencing domestic violence. In 2005, Black women represented 8 percent of the population, but accounted for 22 percent of intimate partner homicides.

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