Domestic violence and sexual assault affect men and women regardless of age, race, nationality, culture, religion, sexual orientation, educational background and income. It is a major concern in our communities, our schools and our government.
- An estimated 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. 1
- 15.5 million U.S. children live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the the past year, and 7 million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred. 2
- 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.24
- About 3% of American men – 1 in 33 – have experienced an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime. 24
- One in 9 girls and one in 53 boys under the age of 18 are sexually abused/assaulted by an adult. 25
- During a 12 month period, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 years or older were victims of stalking. 3
- Overall, 59 percent of female victims and 30 percent of male victims were stalked by some type of intimate partner. 4
- 71% of pet owners entering domestic violence shelters report that their batterer had threatened injured or killed family pets. 5
- About 4 in 10 stalkers threatened the victim or the victim’s family, friends, co-workers, or family pet. 6
Project Rising is a non profit organization located in Denton County, Texas. Our mission is to educate the public in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault and help local residents rebuild, recover and thrive after abuse. Here, you will find valuable information on the facts, signs, myths and misconceptions, safety and national and international resources.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault, contact any one of these organizations for assistance.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474
The National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)