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Twice as many domestic violence victims were killed by a partner using a firearm than all other weapons combined, according to survey study

Experts on family violence and psychology join Town Square to look facts behind the statistics and how victims can escape abusive partners and situations.



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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner.
That's more than 10 million people a year.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Today, experts join us to talk about patterns of abusive behaviors and the systemic problem of violence and control.

Plus, we look at a new study that shows educating students on healthy relationships in middle school can reduce dating violence among adolescents.

For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).


Dr. Jeff Temple

  • Psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
  • Director of the Center for Violence Prevention
  • Lead author of a new study published in Pediatrics on Dating Violence Prevention for Middle School Youth

Emilee Whitehurst

Krista Del Gallo

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