Essay on Domestic Violence And The United States

1644 Words Nov 28th, 2016 7 Pages
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than ten million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. These statistics do not account for the other types of domestic violence including emotional and economical abuse.( Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from violence in the household, this accounts for a lost of $8.3 billion a year, in total. ( When spouses are abused and mistreated they are likely to suffer from depression, which leads to suicide. Abuse within the household can be stopped with the help of hotlines and other types of organizations to spread awareness. Domestic Violence has always been popular crime in the United States and has never been taken seriously, which proves that women are still in ways unequal to the white man. Criminologist define domestic violence as, any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between people who live within the same household. (McLaughlin, 2006) Women between the ages 18-24 are the most common victims of domestic violence. It has always been common and known that men abused and mistreated their spouse, but domestic violence was not considered a violation of the law until…

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