Domestic violence is a serious problem around the world. It violates the fundamental human rights of women and often results in serious injury or death.
World Health Organization 
 Alternative Horizons Statistics

From January – December of 2015, Alternative Horizons provided comprehensive support and advocacy services to 565 unduplicated victims of domestic violence and their children.  


“One thing we do know about domestic violence is that it is passed down from generation to generation. It is learned behavior.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lester Aradi, Chief of Police Largo, Florida
National Statistics

  •  1 in 7 men in the United States are victims of Domestic Violence. 
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

To be a survivor–first you must bleed. You bleed all that was inside of you: the pain, the memories, the fear, the wounds fusing together, the ties to what was in, all its forms. You bleed not once but several times... And when you are empty, you either fade into a shadow or find the strength, and courage to live. When you stand up again, you are for a time, hollow–empty, like a bottle of beer lying on the street, cracked and reeking of its bitter contents. Then you fill yourself up with the new, your recreate yourself–you reform. You don’t have the same heart or mind. The way you see the world is forever changed.           
                                                                                                                                                     Written by Lynn Mari
International Statistics
  • Worldwide, 40-70% of all female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner.
  • Statistics on the prevalence of the problem indicate that domestic violence is a worldwide epidemic.
  • Studies show that between 25% and 50% of all women in the world have been abused by intimate partners.
  • One in every three women in the world has experienced sexual, physical, emotional or other abuse in her lifetime.
  • In forty-eight surveys from around the world, 10-69% of women stated that they had been physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
  • The WHO also reports that studies from a range of countries show that 40-70% of female murder victims were killed by an intimate partner. A 1997 UNICEF publication reports that between a quarter and one half of women around the world have suffered violence at the hands of an intimate partner.

                                                                                                World Health Organization