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The Hard Truth

  • One in four women and one in seven men in Memphis and Shelby County is a victim of domestic violence.

  • Only one in ten cases is ever reported.

  • Seventeen percent of homicides in 2011 stemmed from domestic violence cases.

  • While other crimes go down, the number of domestic violence cases goes up. From about 4,000 cases in 2008, the number has steadily climbed to 9,300 cases of intimate partner violence last year.

  • In 2011, there were more than 20,000 domestic violence crimes in Memphis.

  • Domestic violence resulted in 30 murders last year.

  • 56% of all local violent crime is domestic violence.

60%

HAVEN'T REPORTED TO THE POLICE

30%

ARE VICTIMS DOMESTIC ABUSE

7%

DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT

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