Who commits domestic violence?
Domestic violence is also referred to as intimate partner violence, dating abuse, or relationship abuse and it is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Those who commit domestic violence are people known and trusted by the victim, including acquaintances, a current or former spouse, co-parent, dating partner, parent, sibling, or present or former household member, can commit these forms of abuse.
Who experiences domestic violence?
Victims can be of any gender, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.