The 2020 updated and expanded Facts and Stats Report contains new statistics on domestic violence, community attitudes, health and mental health impacts, help-seeking behavior, domestic violence related homicide, and more. The Facts & Stats Report, consistently among our most downloaded publications, is our most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed, reliable data on abuse affecting AAPI communities.

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