Domestic Violence Reports to Police Exceed General Violent Crime-But 600,000 Unreported Each Year

Observations 1.3 million nonfatal domestic violence victimizations occur each year. Police were notified of more than half (56%) of these victimizations. Does increased reporting indicate an improved criminal justice response? The majority of police departments now have a domestic violence unit. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal […]

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82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]

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35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]

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19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]

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Nevada, Vermont, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee Rank Highest for Men Murdering Women

Dear Readers: “When Men Murder Women” is a significant contribution to the understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence if you can get beyond the anti-gun rants of the Violence Policy Center. Our other concern with the data is that rural states keep popping up in this survey and data from other sources (the Centers […]

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Is Technology Leading to 3.4 Million People Being Stalked?

Gentlereaders: We now have a day and age where people can be stalked via the Internet and GPS devices. Privacy may be a luxury of the past. Did you ever Google yourself? You would be surprised to find that there is considerable personal information on just about anyone on the net. The good people at  Facebook […]

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Latest Data on Domestic Violence

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources Washington — The intimate partner violence rate has declined since 1993, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.  In 1993 nonfatal intimate partner violence was 5.8 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents 12 years old and older. By 2004 […]

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