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  • How many homicide victims are murdered by an intimate partner each year?
    Intimate partner homicide statistics are available from the Homicide Trends in the United States sec... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

  • How do I obtain an order of protection?
    To obtain an order of protection, please contact your local district attorney or prosecutor's offic... Read More
    Last Updated: December 31, 2012

  • Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
    If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More
    Last Updated: November 22, 2011

  • Is there a national database for people that have been served an order of protection?
    While there is a national database that captures every issued order of protection, it is only availa... Read More
    Last Updated: December 27, 2011

  • Where can I find research on violence against women?
    Information about research conducted on violence against women is available in the Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-Present... Read More
    Last Updated: December 27, 2011

  • What are the effects on children who have witnessed domestic violence?
    Information on children exposed to domestic violence is available in the National Institute of Justi... Read More
    Last Updated: November 22, 2011

  • Where can I locate statistics on child abuse and neglect in the United States?
    Statistics on child abuse and neglect are available in the Department of Health and Human Services' ... Read More
    Last Updated: April 8, 2013

  • Who can I talk to about an abusive relationship?
    Advocates with the 24 hour-a-day National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) are available for victims... Read More
    Last Updated: January 19, 2012

  • When does quarreling between siblings become sibling abuse?
    Information on sibling abuse is available from the Sibling Abuse Survivors' Information and Advocacy... Read More
    Last Updated: September 13, 2012

  • Where can I find family violence statistics?
    Data on family violence are available in the following Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports: ... Read More
    Last Updated: June 24, 2013

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