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Domestic Violence Overview

How common is domestic violence in Tennessee?

Based on recent data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2020), 39.6% of Tennessee women and 36.8% of Tennessee men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner rape and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. AGAPE aims to empower victims to break the cycle of violence that controls their lives.

How many domestic violence shelters are in Nashville/Davidson County?

AGAPE is one of two shelters in the Nashville/Davidson County area.

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