What Is The Cause Of Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence comes in many forms and cannot be narrowed down to any specific situation or set of circumstances. Since the abuser cares mostly about power and control, they will take any steps necessary to gain that. They want the victim to feel as though they are powerless and must obey them. An abuser often times does not care who, within the household, witnesses the violence. A study by the NVADC shows 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. Even if the child themselves are not being abused, the impact made on them by witnessing the abuse is just as bad. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%, and 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner.
There are many reasons that a person may come the aggressor. One of the most common, is the horrifying
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From simple research and tracking statistics, we can see that domestic violence is rather prevalent, just that most people do not realize it. On the same token, many people are aware of the issue, because they have been victims themselves. The NCADV shows a shocking 20,000 or more phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide daily. There is a direct link between this serious social problem and another unfathomable issue: suicide. Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior and only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries. This is not to say that all injuries are from an intimate partner, as a study of intimate partner homicides found that 20% of victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but family members, friends, neighbors, persons who intervened, law enforcement responders, or

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