March 13, 2017
Domestic violence is probably one of the most under-reported things going on in America today, Dr. Phil says. In the video above, he outlines four statistics that show the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States.
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1. 3 is the number of women that are murdered every day in America by an intimate partner.
2. 5 times more women are victims of domestic violence -- either serious assault or murder -- than are men.
3. 85 percent of the victims of murder are women.
4. 100 women per hour, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week are beaten by an intimate partner in the United States.
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“Since we began this show, 100 women have been beaten by an intimate partner,” Dr. Phil says.
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