Have you ever been in a situation where domestic violence took place? Every Nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States, Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women more than mugging, car accidents and rape combined. Think about it as if it was your mother or sister or daughter being beaten just because or maybe even you. Domestic violence is on the rise and gets worst day by day. My oldest sister was once a victim of domestic violence by her baby’s father, he use to beat on her on a daily basis and sometimes even choke her out until she bleeds until she got the courage one day to fight back and finally leave. I looked out at the stats of domestic violence, searched the internet and reflected on my life to see if there was any relations with it and it was quite a few that lead me to talk about it. First, I will describe how is domestic violence caused? Second, I will examine the numbers of men and women being affected by this. Third, I will discuss ways this can be prevented from happening.
Domestic violence is on the rise and gets worst day by day. Every day in the United States more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. A proven fact is that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually (http://domesticviolencestatistics.org/domestic-violence-statistic). Men who as children witnessed their parents take act in domestic violence were twice more likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents. Over 90% of women surveyed that reducing domestic violence and sexual assault is their top concern. Domestic violence is becoming very costly being that more it is costing more women to pay for this out of pocket and miss days from work trying to hide the abuse. Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 and 95 percent of women who had been abused by their partners had never spoke out to nongovernmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help. The cost of intimate partner violence in the US alone is $5.8 billion per year and $4.1 billion are for medical and health care services while