Current Statistical Data On Domestic Violence Essay

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Current Statistical Data on Domestic Violence Generally, the public has become aware of the severity this violent crime has on society. Current statistical data on domestic violence estimates about every 9 seconds a woman is the victim of IPV. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physical abused by an intimate partner in the United States, annually it amounts to more than 10 million victims. Domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime. Women between the ages of 18-24 are more likely to be victim of IPV. By gender, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 3 men have been victims of some form of physical violence, this categories is considered minor violence such as throwing an object to inflict harm, pushing/ shoving, grabbing and slapping. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of serve physical violence; it includes biting, kicking, hitting with fist, beating or choking, and threating/ using a knife or firearm. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500 percent. 19 percent of domestic violence involves weapon. Daily there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotline, and only 34 percent of victims who are injured receive medical care.
The impact of Domestic Violence The economic impact of domestic violence is costly exceeding $8.3 billion annually. Victims of IPV lose a total of 8 million days of paid work annually. Between 21- 60 percent of victims of domestic violence lose their…

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