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.