Genesis Center

@ Midland, TX

Statistics on Abuse

Statistics for the counties of Henderson, Kaufman, and Van Zant

The combined populations of the three counties as of 2008 was 231,068.

Of this population:

74% experience domestic violence => 170,990 people

47% experience severe domestic violence in their lifetime => 108,608 people

31% have been abused in their lifetime => 71,631 people

13.33% live at the poverty level => 30,801 people

*Only 20.3% of domestic violence is actually reported to authorities.

In 60% of domestic violence cases the children are effected => 42,987 children

*The American Psychological Association reported that a child's exposure to their father abusing their mother is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.