Domestic Violence is an escalating pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to both create inequality and to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, or gender.
Salem Police Department's Domestic Violence Response Team 503-588-6499 x3 or x4
Marion County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Division 503-588-5253
Center for Hope & Safety 503-399-7722 (24-hr hotline)
Marion County Parole and Probation Victim Services 503-540-8041
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Domestic Violence Info & Stats
- 85% victims of domestic violence are women
- Every 9 seconds in the United States, a man beats a woman
- More than one in 3 women in Oregon has experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking in her lifetime.
- Every day 3 women die in this country as a result of domestic violence
- The number of women who have been murdered by their intimate partners
is far greater than the number of soldiers killed in the Vietnam War
- Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States
- Between 2013 and 2014 the Center for Hope & Safety had 20,811 contacts and provided 6,301 nights of shelter to survivors and their children.
- Last year the Marion County District Attorney's Office prosecuted 1,017 domestic
violence cases and provided services to 1,219 victims of domestic violence.