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Three in four women who reported they had been raped and/or physically assaulted since age 18 say that a current or former husband, partner or date committed the assault.
Eighty percent of women who are stalked by former husbands are physically abused by that partner, and 30 percent are sexually assaulted by that partner.
In addition to the staggering human toll, domestic violence costs the U.S. economy more than $100 million annually in lost wages, absenteeism and sick leave. Medical expenses resulting from domestic violence total as much as $5 billion annually.