Domsetic Violence in Different Races
Domestic violence affects all races and cultures, in some more than others. It is still equally a problem for everyone and people should ddo everything they can to prevent it. Races with the highest rate of domestic violence are African Americans and Native Americans. Races that have the lowest rate of violence are Hispanics and Asians/ Pacific Islanders. Domestic violence of different age groups had the most reports from the ages of 18 to mid twenties. Although that age group only makes up 11.7% of the population about one in five teens say they have been a vitcim of domestic violence.
Native Americans:

  • Native Americans are vitims of rape and or sexuall assault at more than double the rate of other racial groups.
  • For Native American victims of violence, the offender was slightly more likely to be a stranger than an intimate partner, family member or acquaintance.
  • Native Americans described the offender as an acquaintance in 34% of rapes/sexual assaults, and as an intimate partner or family member in 25% of sexual assaults.
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African Americans:
  • Overall, African Americans were victimized by intimate partners a significantly higher rates than persons of any other race between 1993 and 1998. Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races. Black males experienced intimate partner violence at a rate about 62% higher than that of white males and about 22 times the rate of men of other races.
  • Approximately 40% of Black women report coercive contact of a sexual nature by age 18.
  • The number one killer of African-American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.
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  • The rate of intimate partner violence for Hispanic women, like women of other races, peaked at ages 20-24.
  • Overall, the victimization rates of Hispanic women peaked at lower levels than non-Hispanic women in every age group, but spread over a wider range of ages.
Asians/ Pacific Islanders:

  • 12.8% of Asian and Pacific Islander women reported experiencing physical assault by an intimate partner at least once during their lifetime; 3.8% reported having been raped. The rate of physical assault was lower than those reported by Whites (21.3%); African-Americans (26.3%); Hispanic, of any race, (21.2%); mixed race (27.0%); and American Indians and Alaskan Natives (30.7%). The low rate for Asian and Pacific Islander women may be attributed to underreporting.

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