What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of intentional coercive behavior used to establish and maintain control over an intimate partner, ex-partner, or family member through fear or intimidation.

Anyone can be victimized by domestic violence. Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, education, employment, or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most domestic violence is committed against women by their male partners or ex-partners.

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