Domestic Violence is a Major Issue in the U.S.
Posted on Feb 2, 2012 8:10am PST
Each year over 1 million women become victims of
domestic violence. This means that someone close to the women has inflicted harm and that
harm may be fatal or non-fatal in nature. In the U.S., domestic violence
is a major issue of concern. If you're wondering why, consider the
- The Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report shows the estimate of 1
million women in its most recent survey. However, experts believe that
that is a very modest estimate since not all victims of domestic violence
ever report their attacks to the authorities.
- A report released over ten years ago by the American Psychological Association
stated that at least 4 million women are harmed in America each year by
a loved one. The AMA goes on to say that one in every three women is assaulted
by a partner during adulthood.
Are you a victim of domestic violence? Take back control of your life by
contacting Hutchinson Law now to speak with a
Jacksonville family law attorney about the assaults that you have suffered, both verbal and mental. Once
you contact our firm, we will take immediate measures to protect you from
further harm and abuse.