People are like flowers. They are meant to bloom, not be destroyed.

She died so‚Äč that others can live. 

Nationally, in the United States, studies have shown that 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner during a 365-day period. This is over 10 million women and men in our country. One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. One in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. One in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes. Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.  219% of domestic violence cases involves a weapon. Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

           Delores E. Williams National Domestic Violence Organization