Facts and Statistics

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines [nationally] receive almost 21,000 calls, an average of close to 15 calls every minute.National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1 in 3

In Tarrant County, 1 in 3 women will be affected by domestic violence throughout her lifetime.

Increased Risk

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National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

Texas Council on Family Violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Hotline provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.

 Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children, and families around the world.


A CALL TO MEN is a leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys, and communities.

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, we work every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer and healthier lives.

2015 Honoring Texas Victims Report
Each year, the Honoring Texas Victims Report provides our state’s most extensive analysis of women killed in Texas by their male intimate partner.
  • Tarrant County ranked fifth in the number of deaths due to domestic violence:
  • Tarrant County’s youngest victim was 22 years old; the oldest was 76 years of age.




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