violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any
relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and
control over an intimate partner.
is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological
actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate,
terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure
or wound someone.
violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual
orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples
who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic
violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds
and education levels.
may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your
adapted from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
you answered 'yes' to any of these questions you may be in
an abusive relationship.
If you live in Ramsey County, please call us at (651) 266-9901
Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
hours or on the weekends, call St. Paul Intervention Project 24 hours a day at (651) 645-2824.
If you live in Minnesota, but outside of Ramsey County, please call the Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line 24 hours a day at 1-866-223-1111.
If you live outside of Minnesota, please call the National
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
violence is an epidemic that affects the lives of thousands
of women, men and children in our community.
Violence in St. Paul and Ramsey County:
the last 10 years, 36 women and 23 children in Ramsey
County were murdered as a result of domestic violence.
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
year, the St. Paul Police Department receives nearly 8,000
domestic violence calls for service and more than 1,400
Orders for Protection are filed with the Ramsey County
St. Paul Police Department and Ramsey County Court
Violence in Minnesota:
fiscal year 2006, 37,010 women and children in Minnesota
were served by community advocacy programs for battered
women. 5,295 battered women and 5,131 children in Minnesota
utilized emergency shelter services.
Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of
of every three homeless women in Minnesota is homeless
at least in part due to domestic violence.
Wilder Research Center, 2003
25% of 6th and 9th graders in Minnesota reported that
they had been physically abused by an adult living in
the household. Similar percentages of students reported
that someone in their household had been the victim of
Minnesota Student Survey, 2004
Violence in the United States:
one-third of American women (31 percent) report being
physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend
at some point in their lives.
The Commonwealth Fund
violence is a major public health problem that exceeds
$5.8 billion each year in the United States in health-related
Centers for Disease Control, 2003
year, an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to
violence by family members against their mothers or female
Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential
Task Force on Violence in the Family