From the University of Guam…
“Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.”
Domestic and Dating Violence Statistics on Guam
- 1,035 cases of family violence involving 1,172 victims
- 77% female victims
- 21% involved sexual assault
- 9% involved stalking or harassment
- 82% involved threats or use of violence
- 14% of victims required medical attention
- 51% of cases, victims did not live with the perpetrator
Source: Guam Police Department. (2006). [Family Violence Incidents]. Unpublished raw data.
For more information see the article here.