Domestic Violence During The United States

830 WordsJul 9, 20154 Pages
Before reading the first two parts of "Til Death Do Us Part" I knew that domestic violence was a growing issue in the United states, but it was a surprise to find out that the state that we live in for more than fifteen has been place in the top ten nationally in the rate of women murder by men (Pardue, Smith, Hawes, & Hauff, 2014). The first part gave the statics on how many victims were turned away in 2012-2013 from shelters around South Carolina which was a total of 380. The reason why this was done because there was no rom they said (Pardue et al., 2014). Since this information was taken there should have a increase in the number of shelters in South Carolina, but there is only 18 domestic violence shelters. There is about 36,000 incidents of domestic abuse in our state. That number is shocking, many people wouldn 't have thought that there were that many incident. The national statistics on domestic violence given by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states: •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 10 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. •1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. •1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during
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