Domestic violence and abuse

By Parker Kutschall and Kalen Hawley

Domestic issues

Domestic issues come around in many ways. The number one incident we hear about is the husband placing himself above his wife. The husband takes advantage of the difference between them and drives a wedge in the relationship.
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Domestic violence

Domestic violence is well heard of in our society. This is when the husband hits the wife, or it's the other way around. Domestic violence is illegal in the United States. Here are statistics from 2012:

• Women Killed: 114
• Family violence incidents: 188,992
• Adults sheltered: 11,994
• Children sheltered: 14,534
• Adults receiving nonresidential services (i.e., counseling, legal advocacy, etc.): 36,831
• Children receiving nonresidential services: 15,694
• Adults denied shelter (due to lack of space): 26.2%
• Hotline calls answered: 191,301

Facts

  • Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the USA.
  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
  • More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners.