Dating violence deaths
However, it seems as if we haven’t made much progress in the way of ending this never-ending epidemic.Domestic violence is a wide spread issue that affects millions of peoples' lives every year and has several degrees of severity.The US Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) defines domestic violence as a "pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner".The definition adds that domestic violence "can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender", and can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.Domestic violence may include verbal, emotional, economic, physical and sexual abuse.All forms of domestic abuse have one purpose: to gain and maintain control over the victim.Social and economically disadvantaged groups in the U. regularly face worse rates of domestic violence than other groups.For example, about 60% of Native American women are physically assaulted in their lifetime by a partner or spouse.
Victimization from domestic violence transcends the boundaries of gender and sexual orientation, with significant percentages of LGBT couples facing these issues.
In 1999 in the United States, 1,218 women and 424 men were killed by an intimate partner, Dating violence is often a precursor to domestic violence.
22% of high school girls and 32% of college women experienced dating violence in a 2000 study.
Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions.
At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime with the abuser usually someone known to her.