Every year, 1,510,455 women and 834,732 men are victims of physical violence by someone they know. This means that every 37.8 seconds, somewhere in America a man is battered. Every 9 seconds, somewhere in America a woman is battered. Six children in every classroom witness domestic violence and four of these six children are direct victims of abuse and/or neglect. It is likely that you know someone, or are someone who is in an abusive relationship. The only way we can end domestic violence is to speak out!