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Domestic Violence

Some facts about domestic violence

  • A woman is battered in the United States every 15 seconds. Domestic violence can strike any household.
  • One third of the homicides in this country are domestic violence related. Domestic violence can be fatal.
  • National statistics indicate that as many as 50% of all women in America experience violence in their intimate relationships. Domestic violence is a fact.
  • Besides beatings, battering can involve threats of violence, verbal abuse and/or sexual assault. Domestic violence is not something anyone enjoys, asks for, or deserves.
  • Victims of domestic violence often feel isolated, powerless, fearful, guilty, and dependent financially and/or physically. Domestic violence can leave victims feeling trapped and unable to help themselves.
  • Children who learn violence at home are at risk of continuing the violence in their own relationships as adults, either as batterers or as victims. Domestic violence can have long-term effects on children.
  • Spousal abuse in Massachusetts is a crime and the batterer can be sent to prison. Domestic violence is intolerable and must stop.

  Contact Information

Lynn Police Department
Domestic Violence Unit
300 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01902