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HOMELESSNESS AND REPEAT DETENTION

Women without housing are twice as likely to be de- tained more than six times than those who have housing.

Chart 3: HOMELESSNESS AND REPEAT DETENTION

Homeless in the 30 days prior to detention

22%

33%

45%

Had own housing in the 30 days prior to detention

15%

41% 44%

Key: Number of Times in Jail

1 time

2-5 times

6+

5. VIOLENCE

MAJOR FINDING: Women surveyed reported experi- encing forms of violence at two or three times the national average.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in their lifetimes, 25 percent of women in the U.S. are sexually or physically assaulted by a partner, and 18 percent are survivors of a completed or attempted rape by either a partner or someone else. Women surveyed in jail reported experiencing violence at two or three times these levels.

Although violence perpetrated by a partner was the most common form of violence experienced by the women surveyed, only one person reported having stayed at a domestic violence shelter.

Chart 4: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 70 percent of women surveyed stated that a partner had tried to control or isolate them from other people.

  • 67 percent said that a partner had hit, slapped, beaten, pushed, grabbed, or thrown objects at them.

  • 62 percent stated that a partner had ridiculed, in- sulted, or shamed them in front of others or treated them like they were stupid or crazy.

  • 32 percent said that a partner had attacked them with a weapon.

  • 26 percent said they had been raped and/or sexually assaulted by a partner.

In addition, 46 percent of women surveyed stated that someone other than a partner has attacked them with a gun, knife or other weapon.

CONNECTIONS WITH VIOLENCE IN CHILDHOOD

Women who reported having experienced violence growing up, either witnessing domestic violence in their homes or surviving child abuse, were more likely to be victims of violence as adults. Women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse are three times as likely to be sexually assaulted as adults by a partner.

Chart 5: CONNECTION: CHILD ABUSE AND ADULT EXPERIENCES OF VIOLENCE

Physically assaulted by partner

Experienced physical abuse while growing up

58%

80%

Key:

Yes

No

Experienced sexual abuse while growing up

Sexually assaulted by partner 44%

13%

Chart 6: CONNECTION: CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Since age 18 partner has ever:

80%

Tried to control and isolate

59%

Tried to ridicule, insult, and shame

47%

78%

Key: Survivor of emotional abuse

Yes

No

Women who reported being survivors of emotional abuse while growing up were also more likely to have a partner try to control, isolate, ridicule, and shame them when they were adults.

Women who had ever been homeless before age 18 were twice as likely to have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault as adults.

CHICAGO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS 7

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