Violence Against Women Prevention Program
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.
Dating violence can be defined as the physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse of one partner by the other partner in a current or former dating relationship. Abusive behavior is any act carried out by one partner aimed at hurting or controlling the other.
Source: Guam Police Department. (2006). [Family Violence Incidents]. Unpublished raw data.
Source: The Office of Attorney General of Guam. (2008). 2008 annual report. Retrieved July 2, 2010, from http://www.guamag.org/annual_report/ar_2008.pdf
Source: University of Texas at Austin. (2006). Basic statistics on domestic violence and sexual assault.; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (n.d.). Dating violence.; The National Center for Victims of Crime. (n.d.). Campus dating violence fact sheet.