According to the Family Violence Prevention Fund, one in every three women worldwide are victims of sexual, physical, emotional, and other abuse during their lifetime. That adds up to about 1 billion abused women around the world every single year. http://www.stopvaw.org/Prevalence_of_Domestic_Violence.html
According to the Domestic Abuse Shelter of The Florida Keys, about 4,000 women die each year because of domestic abuse. Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
Approximately 1,500 women are killed each year by husbands or boyfriends. About 2 million men per year beat their partners, according to the F.B.I. And these are just the reported cases, unreported cases would add many, many more as most women do not like to admit or seek help from the abuse, for fear.
5-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.Over 500,00 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year.5.3 million women are abused each year.1,232 women are killed each year by an intimate partner.Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.Source: http://www.aidv-usa.com/
10% of the population of women in the United stated of america die of domestic violence.
yes,because if men abuse women and women could abuse men if women were strong enough then i'm sure man wouldn't want to be abused same way they abuse women so they should treat each other like they wanted to be treated.
Anyone can abuse anyone any time any where unfortunately.
it most certainly is!! this begs the question "Why would friends want to abuse each other in the first place???" Abuse whether physical or mental is wrong ! period!!
75% of the women population.. or closely to that. 15% in a relationship still 10% are dead.
In addition to the victim's own mental, emotional and physical health, many things can be impacted by domestic abuse. For example, victims often have high absentee rates at school or work. Absences may result from emotionally or physically debilitating assaults in the home. These assaults can be physical or verbal. Assaults can involve neigbors, family members, police, medical professionals, and others. Often victims are isolated from friends and family. In that way, even if no outsiders are aware of abuse in a particular relationship, the suffering can extend outside the walls of a home. There is a ripple effect in each victim's life and, collectively, on society as a whole.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCETable of contentsIntroductionDefinition of domestic violenceForms of domestic violence:Â· Physical violence,Â· Sexual violence,Â· Emotional violence, also called Psychological abuse,Â· Financial or economic abuse, andÂ· Stalking.Characteristics of domestic abusersEarly signs of domestic abuseEffects of domestic violence on peopleWhat to do when one is the victim of domestic abuse.Police response to domestic violence.Conclusion1. INTRODUCTIONDomestic violence is also called domestic battery, partner abuse, wife abuse, wife beating, or spousal abuse.Domestic violence is a very serious problem, and involves abuse and injury to someone, which is usually the spouse or domestic partner. Additionally, domestic abuse also involves the abuse of a parent, a child or other member of the family.Worldwide and in the USA, domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women in the reproductive ages, between 15 and 45 years of age. This injury takes the form of bruising, broken bones, head trauma, miscarriage, mutilation and disfigurement. Domestic violence also causes mental and emotional problems in the victim, these problems include: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and suicide.In the USA alone, 1 out of every 5 women are assaulted by a domestic partner during their lifetime (National Violence Against Women Survey). Additionally, more than 5 million women, ages of 18 or older are abused every year in the USA. From the five million women assaulted every year, 1300 will die as a result of their physical injuries.Contrary to common believe, domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender, and it can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse. Furthermore, both men and women can be victims of domestic abuse; and also men or women can be the abuser in a domestic abuse situation. Another misconception is that domestic abuse happens only when there is "physical aggression," there can be domestic violence without physical aggression. The abuse can take the form of psychological, moral, emotional, economic abuse or stalking.Due to the complexity of a domestic violence situation, it is easy for the victims to forget that there are several criminal acts being committed against them; for example, physical assault, stalking, verbal threats of injury, kidnapping, false imprisonment, telephone threats, even financial fraud; all of which are punishable by fines and imprisonment.2. DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCEIn few words, Domestic Violence is:The repetitive abusive behavior, that occurs in an intimate relationship, in which one partner tries to gain, or maintain, power and control over the other.Even though, the aforementioned definition seems to cover all the intricacies of Domestic Violence, in reality, it is very difficult to clearly define what domestic abuse is. For a definition to be clear and applicable to all situations, all elements of the issue to be defined must be present, however, defining Domestic Violence is a very difficult task because we should be take into account elements such as cultural and ethnic, country of origin for both domestic partners, language, religion et cetera. Furthermore, the definition of domestic abuse varies from country to country, and is only applicable to that country; for example, domestic abuse is viewed under a different light in the USA, than in Europe and in Latin America.In the USA, the Office of Violence Against Women, or OVW for short, defines domestic violence as "a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship, which is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner."In Europe, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services in the UK, defines domestic violence as "a pattern of behavior characterized by misuse of power and control by one person over another who are or have been in an intimate relationship. It can occur in a mixed gender or in same gender relationships. This abuse has profound consequences for the lives of children, individuals, families and communities. The domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, and/or psychological. The psychological form of abuse might take the form of intimidation, harassment, damage to property, threats and financial abuse."In Spain and Latin America, the definition of domestic abuse, takes more into account the cultural aspects of the intimate relationship between men and women. The courts in Spain and Latin America, define domestic violence as "Violencia de genero" or "gender violence". The laws enacted based on the definition of gender violence, or domestic violence, are intended to protect women in abusive domestic relationships. The wording of the definition of gender violence, says that "gender violence, is a type of violence directed toward women, just because they are women, and because they are regarded, by their aggressors, as lacking equal rights under the law, the civil rights and the constitution, and as unworthy of respect and not capable of independent decision making processes" (Spanish Ley OrgÃ¡nica 1/2004, de 28 de Diciembre, de Medidas de ProtecciÃ³n Integral contra la Violencia de GÃ©nero, or Organic Law 1/2004 of December 28, of Measures of Integral Protection against Gendered Violence).In general, and for the sake of clarity, we will stick with the definition presented at the beginning. Domestic Violence is:The repetitive abusive behavior, that occurs in an intimate relationship, in which one partner tries to gain, or maintain, power and control over the other.3. FORMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCEDomestic violence can take many different forms. The most usual are:Â· Physical violence,Â· Sexual violence,Â· Emotional violence also called Psychological abuse,Â· Financial or economic abuse, andÂ· Stalking.PHYSICAL VIOLENCEPhysical violence is:"the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing injury, harm, disability, or death."Examples of physical violence include: pushing, slapping, hitting, shoving, biting, restraint, kicking, and display and/or use of a weapon, like knives, sticks or fire arms.Domestic violence can take the form of direct physical violence and indirect physical violence, which includes destruction of objects, throwing objects to and near the victim, harming the pets, or the children to cause an effect on the victim.SEXUAL VIOLENCESexual violence is"The use of physical force to get a person to engage in sexual activity against the person's will."Sexual violence occurs regardless of whether the sexual act is completed or not.Additionally, physical force does not have to be direct, the threat of, or the implied physical force is enough to consider that sexual abuse has occurred.EMOTIONAL VIOLENCE, ALSO CALLED PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSEIn addition to physical and sexual violence, domestic abuse usually includes mental or emotional abuse, also called psychological abuse. Emotional abuse may include: verbal threats of physical violence to the victim, self, or others including their children; insults, name-calling, unwarranted foul language, hand gestures, facial expressions, postural intimidation, talking bad about the victim with friends and family, ignoring the victim, social isolation, playing "mind games," public or private humiliation, controlling what the victim can and cannot do, blackmail, withholding information or mail from the victim, make the victim feel diminished or embarrassed, et cetera.FINANCIAL OR ECONOMIC ABUSEFinancial or economic abuse happens when the abuser controls totally the victim's money, credit cards, debit cards and other economic resources. The abuser may control the victim's money, even when is the victim herself who is making that money. Additionally, abuser often make the victim "beg for money" to cover basic needs, also, sometimes the abuser does not allow the vistim to go to school and getting higher education, by controlling the victim's money.STALKINGIs only recently that Stalking is considered a form of domestic abuse. Stalking is the intentional course of conduct that puts the victim in fear of the abuser, by following, spying, listening to the victim's conversation, showing up unexpectedly, etc.Also, stalking occurs when the abuser records the victim's conversations, clons the victim's cell phone, or even installs GPS devises in cars or purses to know where and when the victim goes or has been.4. CHARACTERISTICS OF DOMESTIC ABUSERSWe must understand that anyone could be or become a domestic abuser when certain conditions are present. The same is true about the victims of domestic abuse; anyone could be the victim of domestic abuse when those circumstances are present. Furthermore, domestic abuse does not necessarily have to be continuous, it can be irregular over the months or years, and last a long time.In general, domestic abusers ususally don't become abusive spontaneously after they get a domestic partner; unfortunatelly domestic abusers come from homes where domestic abuse was the norm, or was tolerated as "normal." Additionally, domestic abusers have some personality traits that makes them easier to identify, if one pays enough attention.Domestic abusers tend to be manipulative, they can "talk their way out of things." Most domestic abusers are very violent when arguing with their partner, and then apologize and expect that everything should go back to normal. Also, most domestic abusers never take responsibility for their actions, they always blame it on somebody else, on alcohol, on drugs or even the weather.Domestic abusers use different methods to abuse and control their victims. Among these methods, they use:Coercion and threats,Intimidation,Emotional abuse,Name calling, insults, talking down on victims,Isolation of their victims from friends and family,Minimizing, denying and blaming their violent behavior,Using children to gain control over their victim,Threats to take the children from their victimEconomic abuse and financial control,They justify their behavior as "Male privilege,"Threats to call immigration on the victim.5. EARLY SIGNS OF DOMESTIC ABUSEDomestic abuse in a relationship usually starts gradually. There are some early signs that can help a potential victim of domestic abuse to identify a domestic abuser early on the relationship. A domestic abuser usually presents himselh or herself as a gentle and loving person that would never be bad against his or her partner, just like any other person in the early stages of a relationship, however, a person with domestic abuse tendencies will show one or more of the following signs:Â· Calling or texting to often in a day,Â· Asking where have you been, or where are you going,Â· Asking why it took you so much to call back,Â· Getting upset when you don't answer his/her calls,Â· Wanting to be with you all the time,Â· Asking too many questions about people you know,Â· Jealousy at how others see you or when they smile at you,Â· Criticizing the way you dress,Â· Sometimes they seem to know things you did or places you have been without you telling them, like if they were following you,Â· They pressure you to do things,Â· They call you unexpectedly, like too late at night, like trying to "catch on something,"Â· Sometimes they look mean to you and gives you the chills,Â· Sometimes they grab you too hard during couples arguments,Â· Checking your purse or your call history in your cell phone,Â· Refuses to give you your space, or to take few days without seen each other,Â· Making scene In public places for no good reason,Â· Accusing you of being too flirty, or too nice with someone,Â· Wants you to engage in sexual relationship even when you don't feel like it,Â· Sudden mood changes, sometimes without apparent or clear reason,Â· They accuse you constantly of having affairs or being unfaithful to them,Â· They keep you away from your friends or family,Â· When you have a big bad fight, they have threaten you to kill themselves or to kill you too,Â· Blaming bad behavior or emotional lack of control, on drugs or alcohol,Â· They are violent and aggressive with people around you,Â· He wants to know how you spend your money, and wanting to know about your income.The aforementioned signs should be a warning sign that your partner could become abusive toward you if you don't take control of the relationship or end it before it gets worse. If you need help ending a relationship that shows any or many of these signs, seek help from friends, family, police and/or government and non-profit organizations. Sometimes a person can do it alone, but sometimes we need help to help ourselves.6. EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE ON PEOPLEAs we defined earlier, domestic violence has a control element, from one partner to the other. Domestic abusers will use any means necessary to control and to keep that control over the other partner. There are many ways of controlling another person; these ways include, but are not limited to:Â· Physical,Â· Sexual,Â· EmotionalÂ· Financial,Â· Psychological, andÂ· Moral.Victims of domestic abuse describe their lives as "miserable," "living hell," and they express a sense of "not being in control of their own lives or destinies." In some instances the victims of domestic abuse feel dependent of the abuser for things they could get by themselves if they just had their self-esteem back. Most victims of domestic abuse live in fear that the abuser would take their children away from them, or would report them to immigration or the police for whatever reason, most of the time unfounded. The victims of domestic abuse usually have lost the financial independence they use to have before they fell into the abusive relationship, and also they live in fear of what other people or their families would think of them if they knew they do not have the "happy marriage" they were expected to have.Finally, victims of domestic abuse report that they are made to believe that the only person that can take care of them is their abuser, so they start to "protect" the abuser as a means of protecting themselves from financial stability, to keep a roof over their heads and their children's heads, or because they perceive the abuser as sole provider for the family and are afraid to loose this.One of the worst effects of domestic abuse on victims of abusers, are the mental health consequences. Domestic abuse can make victims develop one or more of the following:Â· emotional traumas,Â· depression,Â· anxiety,Â· panic attacks,Â· substance abuse,Â· psychiatric disorders,Â· psychotic episodes,Â· gastric ulcers,Â· intestinal problems,Â· chronic diarrhea,Â· school and work difficulties,Â· eating disorders,Â· sleep disorders,Â· isolation,Â· low self-esteem,Â· posttraumatic stress disorder,Â· suicide attempts,Â· suicide,Â· infanticide.Finally, children are also indirect victims of domestic abuse. When a child grows up watching his or her parents fight constantly, or watch the abuser physically attacking the victim, the aforementioned mental effects can be present also in them.Domestic abuse is a real and imminent danger for the victim and for the children in that relationship; therefore, the victim, a friend of the family, police officers, social workers, or anyone who knows about a domestic violence situation, must initiate immediate action to stop the violence from continuing.7. WHAT TO DO WHEN ONE IS VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSEOnce the person recognizes that he/she is the victim of domestic abuse, the second big step is to recognize that one needs help to overcome the violence. It is very difficult to overcome domestic violence alone; help must be summoned from many people and organizations in order to stop a domestic violence situation.As of what steps to take when one is the victim of domestic abuse, we might list the following:Â· Tell someone, tell everybody that you are being abused,Â· Call your friends, your relatives and ask for help,Â· Tell your doctor or nurse,Â· Do not feel ashamed for something you did not do, after all, you are the victim of domestic violence, not the abuser.Â· Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233),Â· Call the police, even if you are not in danger yet, at least have it "on the record,"Â· Do not isolate yourself, get to know who your neighbors are, and tell them to call for help if something unusual is going on in your home,Â· Stop being a victim and seek help,Â· Remember that you are not alone,Â· Do not fear financial troubles, there are many government programs that will provide for your and your children's needs, just ask for help.8. POLICE RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCEOver the years, and decades sometimes, the perception of the general public about domestic violence has changed dramatically. From being accepted as part of being in an intimate relationship, it has come to be perceived as inappropriate and as criminal behavior. Even though the laws and regulations vary from state to state, in general the Police's response to domestic violence, encompasses the following measures:Â· Prompt response for all calls involving domestic disputes,Â· Thorough investigation of the events and individuals involved in the situation,Â· Review of previous history of domestic abuse calls to the residence or place,Â· The responding officers will always check for visible signs of physical injuries on the victim,Â· Get witnesses' names and addresses,Â· Determine who was the primary aggressor,Â· Determine whether there was a recent call for domestic abuse involving the victim and aggressor,Â· Based on the above, the officer may make a warrantless arrest of the aggressor, and start the documentation for the case. And finally,Â· The officers will provide information about victims assistance programs available in the area to assist the victim.Finally, as mentioned at the beginning, it is easy for victims to forget that several crimes are being committed against them in a domestic violence situation. These crimes include, but are not limited to:Â· physical assault,Â· stalking,Â· verbal threats of injury,Â· kidnapping,Â· false imprisonment,Â· telephone threats, and evenÂ· financial fraud.All of the above are punishable by fines and imprisonment.9. CONCLUSIONIn conclusion, domestic violence is a criminal behavior and should be addressed promptly. Victims of domestic violence must, first, recognize that they are in a bad situation and they have to develop the "wanting" to get out of it. Second, victims of domestic violence must let people know what is going on with, and to, them; and finally, they have to contact the police for help and follow through with the process and investigation.All victims of domestic violence must know that they are not alone, that there are programs locally designed and created to help them go through all steps of the process of recuperation.
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The UK based charity Comic Relief raises money for several different causes. The most common one is world poverty. Other causes that Comic Relief raises money for are victims of domestic abuse and children in need. The charity has two major events each year which are 'Red Nose Day' and 'Sport Relief'.
over 6 million are saved from abuse each year
Revised: May 20, 2007 No copyright laws ... public informationDomestic Violence Is Against The Law In OregonStatistics About Domestic Abuse And Violence Against MenVery little in known about the actual number of men who are in a domestic relationship in which they are abused or treated violently by women. In 100 domestic violence situations approximately 40 cases involve violence by women against men. An estimated 400,000 women per year are abused or treated violently in the United States by their spouse or intimate partner. This means that roughly 300,000 to 400,000 men are treated violently by their wife or girl friend.For more information see www.dvmen.orgWhy Do We Know So Little About Domestic Abuse And Violence Against Men?There are many reasons why we don't know more about domestic abuse and violence against men. First of all, the incidence of domestic violence reported men appears to be so low that it is hard to get reliable estimates. In addition, it has taken years of advocacy and support to encourage women to report domestic violence. Virtually nothing has been done to encourage men to report abuse. The idea that men could be victims of domestic abuse and violence is so unthinkable that many men will not even attempt to report the situation.The dynamic of domestic abuse and violence is also different between men and women. The reasons, purposes and motivations are often very different between sexes. Although the counseling and psychological community have responded to domestic abuse and violence against women, there has been very little investment in resources to address and understand the issues of domestic abuse and violence against men. In most cases, the actual physical damage inflicted by men is so much greater than the actual physical harm inflected by women. The impact of domestic violence is less apparent and less likely to come to the attention of others when men are abused. For example, it is assumed than a man with a bruise or black eye was in a fight with another man or was injured on the job or playing contact sports. Even when men do report domestic abuse and violence, most people are so astonished men usually end up feeling like nobody believes them.The Problem With Assumptions About Domestic Abuse And ViolenceIt is a widely held assumption that women are always the victims and men are always the perpetrators. Between 50 and 60% of all domestic abuse and violence is against women. There are many reasons why people assume men are never victims and why women often ignore the possibility. For one thing, domestic abuse and violence has been minimized, justified and ignored for a very long time. Women are now more organized, supportive and outspoken about the epidemic of domestic abuse and violence against women. Very little attention has been paid to the issue of domestic abuse and violence against men - especially because violence against women has been so obvious and was ignored for so long.What Is Domestic Abuse And Violence Against Men?There are no absolute rules for understanding the emotional differences between men and women. There are principles and dynamics that allow interpretation of individual situations. Domestic abuse and violence against men and women have some similarities and difference. For men or women, domestic violence includes pushing, slapping, hitting, throwing objects, forcing or slamming a door or striking the other person with an object, or using a weapon. Domestic abuse can also be mental or emotional. However, what will hurt a man mentally and emotionally, can in some cases be very different from what hurts a woman. For some men, being called a coward, impotent or a failure can have a very different psychological impact than it would on a women. Unkind and cruel words hurt, but they can hurt in different ways and linger in different ways. In most cases, men are more deeply affected by emotional abuse than physical abuse.For example, the ability to tolerate and "brush off" a physical assault by women in front of other men can in some cases reassure a man that he is strong and communicate to other men that he can live up to the code of never hitting a woman. A significant number of of men are overly sensitive to emotional and psychological abuse. In some cases, humiliating a man emotionally in front of other men can be more devastating than physical abuse. Some professionals have observed that mental and emotional abuse can be an area where women are often "brutal" than men. Men on the other hand are quicker to resort to physical abuse and they are more capable of physical assaults that are more brutal - even deadly!.Why Does Domestic Abuse Against Men Go Unrecognized?Domestic violence against men goes unrecognized for the following reasons:The incidence of domestic violence against men appears to be so low that it is hard to get reliable estimates.It has taken years of advocacy and support to encourage women to report domestic violence. Virtually nothing has been done to encourage men to report abuse.The idea that men could be victims of domestic abuse and violence is so unthinkable to most people that many men will not even attempt to report the situation.The counseling and psychological community have responded to domestic abuse and violence against women. Not enough has been done to stop abuse against women. There has been very little investment in resources to address the issues of domestic abuse and violence against men.In most cases, the actual physical damage inflicted by men is so much greater than the actual physical harm inflected by women. The impact of domestic violence is less apparent and less likely to come to the attention of others.Even when men do report domestic abuse and violence, most people are so astonished, men usually end up feeling like nobody would believe them. It is widely assumed than a man with a bruise or black eye was in a fight with another man or was injured on the job or while playing contact sports. Women generally don't do those things.What Are The Characteristics Of Women Who Are Abusive And Violent?The characteristics of men or women who are abusive fall into three categories.Alcohol Abuse. Alcohol abuse is a major cause and trigger in domestic violence. People who are intoxicated have less impulse control, are easily frustrated, have greater misunderstandings and are generally prone to resort to violence as a solution to problems. Women who abuse men are frequently alcoholics.Psychological Disorders. There are certain psychological problems, primarily personality disorders, in which women are characteristically abusive and violent toward men. Borderline personality disorder is a diagnosis that is found almost exclusively with women. Approximately 1 to 2 percent of all women have a Borderline Personality disorder. At least 50% of all domestic abuse and violence against men is associated with woman who have a Borderline Personality disorder. The disorder is also associated with suicidal behavior, severe mood swings, lying, sexual problems and alcohol abuse.Unrealistic expectations, assumptions and conclusions. Women who are abusive toward men usually have unrealistic expectations and make unrealistic demands of men. These women will typically experience repeated episodes of depression, anxiety, frustration and irritability which they attribute to a man's behavior. In fact, their mental and emotional state is the result of their own insecurities, emotional problems, trauma during childhood or even withdrawal from alcohol. They blame men rather than admit their problems, take responsibility for how they live their lives or do something about how they make themselves miserable. They refuse to enter treatment and may even insist the man needs treatment. Instead of helping themselves, they blame a man for how they feel and believe that a man should do something to make them feel better. They will often medicate their emotions with alcohol. When men can't make them feel better, these women become frustrated and assume that men are doing this on purpose.A Common Dynamic: How Violence ERUPTSThere are a number of commonly reported interactions in which violence against men erupts. Here is one example that illustrates a common dynamic.The woman is mildly distressed and upset. The man notices her distress and then worries she may become angry. The woman attempts to communicate and discuss her feelings. She wants to talk, feel supported and feel less alone. She initially attributes some of her distress or problems to him. The man begins to feel defensive, shuts down emotionally and attempts to deal with the problems rationally. He feels a fight is coming on. The woman feels uncared for, ignored and then gets angry. She wants him to share the problem and he doesn't feel he has a problem. The man will attempt to remain unemotional and stay in control of himself. He avoids accepting any blame for how she feels. He is also worried that she may explode at any moment and that she will certainly do so if he talks about his feelings. The man will start talking about her problem as if she could feel better if she would only listen to him and stop acting so upset. He fails to understand how she feels and tries to remain calm. He tells her to calm down and ends up looking insensitive. She begins to wonder if he has any feelings at all. She tells him that he thinks he's perfect. He says he is not perfect. She calls him insensitive. He stares at her and says nothing but looks irritated.The woman is frustrated that he won't reveal his feelings and that he acts like he is in control. On the other hand, the man feels out of control and like there is no room for anybody's feelings in the conversation but hers. Communication breaks down and the woman begins to insult the man. When the man finally expresses his disapproval and attempts to end the fight. The woman becomes enraged and may throw something. The man will usually endure insults and interactions like this for weeks or months. This whole pattern becomes a recurrent and all too familiar experience. The man becomes increasingly sensitive to how the woman acts and becomes avoidant and unsupportive. The man begins to believe that there is nothing he can do and that it may be all his fault. His frustration and anger can build for months Ike this.This risk of violence increases when the woman insults the man in front of their children, threatens the man's relationship with his children, or she refuses to control her abusive behavior when the children are present. She may call him a terrible father or an awful husband in front of the children. Eventually he feels enraged not only because of how she treats him, but how her behavior is harming the children. At some point the man may throw something, punch a wall, or slam his fist down loudly to vent his anger and to communicate that he has reached his limits. Up till now she has never listened to what he had to say. He decides that maybe she will stop if she can see just how angry he has become. Rather than recognizing that he has reached his limits, expressing his anger physically has the opposite effect. For a long time the man has tried to hide his anger. Why should the woman believe he really means it? After all, he has put up with her abuse for a long time and done nothing. Instead of realizing that things have gotten out of control, the woman may approach him and say something like, "What are you gonna do. Hit me? Go ahead. I'll call the police and you'll never see your children again." Once he expressed his anger physically, the situation became dangerous for him and for her. The door to violence has opened wide. He should walk away. When he does walk away, she ends up more angry than ever, will scream obscenities at him and strike him repeatedly. She may even strike him with an object.Why Do Men Stay In Abusive And Violent Relationships?Men stay in abusive and violent relationships for many different reasons. The following is a brief list of the primary reasons.Protecting Their Children. Abused men are afraid to leave their children alone with an abusive woman. They are afraid that if they leave they will never be allowed to see their children again. The man is afraid the woman will tell his children he is a bad person or that he doesn't love them.Assuming Blame (Guilt Prone). Many abused men believe it is their fault or feel they deserve the treatment they receive. They assume blame for events that other people would not. They feel responsible and have an unrealistic belief that they can and should do something that will make things better.Dependency (or Fear of Independence). The abused man is mentally, emotionally or financially dependent on the abusive woman. The idea of leaving the relationship creates significant feelings of depression or anxiety. They are "addicted" to each other.Who Can Help If You Are In An Abusive or Violent Relationship?Help for men who are victims of domestic abuse and violence is not as prevalent as it is for women. There are virtually no shelters, programs or advocacy groups for men.Most abused men will have to rely on private counseling services. Community resources for breaking the cycle of violence are scarce and not well developed.National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1 (800) 799 - SAFE National Child Abuse Hotline 1 (800) 4 - A - CHILD
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Approximately two million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year.
600 animals die from abuse each year.
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From an entry I wrote for the Open Site encyclopedia: Family Violence The marked reduction in domestic violence in the last decade -- and the fact that different societies and cultures have widely disparate rates of intimate partner abuse -- give the lie to the assumption that abusive conduct is the inevitable outcome of mental illness. Though the offenders' mental problems do play their part -- it would seem that cultural, social, and even historical factors are the determinants of spousal abuse and domestic violence. The United States The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reported 691,710 nonfatal violent victimizations committed by current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends of the victims during 2001. About 588,490, or 85% of intimate partner violence incidents, involved women. One of every five crimes against women was of this nature -- compared to only 3% of crimes committed against men. Intimate partner violence against women declined by half between 1993 (1.1 million nonfatal cases) and 2001 (588,490) -- from 9.8 to 5 per thousand women. Intimate partner violence against men also declined from 162,870 (1993) to 103,220 (2001) -- from 1.6 to 0.9 per 1000 males. Overall, the incidence of such crimes dropped from 5.8 to 3.0 per thousand. Still, 1247 women and 440 men were murdered by an intimate partner in the United States in 2000. The comparative figures in 1976 were 1357 men and 1600 women. It declined to around 1300 in 1993. So, while the number overall intimate partner crimes directed at women declined sharply - the number of fatal incidents remained stable since 1993. And the figures mask a difficult cumulative picture: One in four to one in three women have been assaulted or raped at a given point in her lifetime (Commonwealth Fund survey, 1998). The Mental Health Journal says: "The precise incidence of domestic violence in America is difficult to determine for several reasons: it often goes unreported, even on surveys; there is no nationwide organization that gathers information from local police departments about the number of substantiated reports and calls; and there is disagreement about what should be included in the definition of domestic violence." Using a different methodology (counting separately multiple incidents perpetrated on the same woman), a report titled "Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey", compiled by Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes for the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and published in 1998, concluded that there were 5.9 million physical assaults against 1.5 million targets in the USA annually. According to the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, and Neil Websdale, Understanding Domestic Homicide, Northeastern University Press, 1999 -- half of these crimes were committed against women in the process of separation or divorce. In Florida the figure is even higher (60%). Only 4% of hospital emergency room admissions of women in the United States are attributed by staff to domestic violence. The true figure, according to the FBI, is more like 50%. Michael R. Rand in "Violence-related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments", published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, August 1997 puts the number at 37%. One in three murdered women was done in by her spouse, current or former. The US Department of Justice pegs the number of spouses (mostly women) threatened with a deadly weapon at almost 2 million annually. Domestic violence erupts in one half of all American homes at least once a year. One half of wife-batterers also regularly assault and abuse their children, according to M. Straus, R. Gelles, and C. Smith, "Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families, 1990 and U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, A Nation's Shame: Fatal child abuse and neglect in the United States: Fifth report, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 1995 "Black females experienced domestic violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races. Black males experienced domestic violence at a rate about 62% higher than that of white males and about 22 times the rate of men of other races." -- Rennison, M. and W. Welchans. Intimate Partner Violence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. May 2000, NCJ 178247, Revised 7/14/00 The young, the poor, minorities, divorced, separated, and singles were most likely to experience domestic violence and abuse. The National Institute of Justice and the Center for Disease Control estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are the victims of domestic violence each year. According to this NIJ/CDC survey, 37% of the domestic violence is against men. 100% of the federal domestic violence funding under the Violence Against Women Act is to be used for domestic violence against women. 100% of the federal domestic violence research funds disbursed to several federal agencies is devoted to domestic. Domestic violence by women against men is not serious.......According to the NIJ/CDC National Violence Against Women survey, 10.8% of the women but only 4.1% of the men used a knife on the victim. 21.6% of the male victims were threatened with a knife, while only 12.7% of the women were so threatened. 43.2% of the male victims were hit with a hard object capable of causing serious injury, while this was true of only 22.6% of the female victims. When all serious forms of domestic assault were added together, as many assaulted men as women were seriously assaulted All or almost all domestic violence by women is in self-defense.......A survey 0f 1,000 women, perhaps the largest survey of its kind, found that 20% had initiated violence. The most common reasons for women initiating domestic violence were: "My partner wasn't sensitive to my needs," (46%), "I wished to gain my partner's attention," (44%) and "My partner was not listening to me" (43%). "My partner was being verbally abusive to me" (38%) was a distant fourth. Domestic violence does not affect many people.....A woman is beaten every 15 seconds. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the united States - more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Battering is the establishment of control and fear in a relationship through violence and other forms of abuse. The batterer uses acts of violence and a series of behaviors, including intimidation, threats, psychological abuse, isolation, etc. to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often, but it remains as a hidden (and constant) terrorizing factor. Whether done by a man or woman.
* 1500 children are being murderd by abuse each year all over the world
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In some jurisdictions they can. In others, they cannot. Each jurisdiction has their own eligibility criteria for domestic partnership. A heterosexual couple can register a domestic partnership in New York City, for example, but cannot do so with the state of California.
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According to International Statistics on Child Abuse 40 million children subjected to abuse each year.
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