Do you know how often a woman gets beaten in the US? We’re talking seconds here. You’ll find the exact information in Insider Monkey’s article about 15 states with highest rates of domestic violence in the US.
If we tell you the average number of emergency calls due to domestic violence is well over 20,000, that should sum up the situation even more. It is appalling that such a highly developed country and a world leader in many fields has issues with domestic violence on a large scale. Officially, the first breakthrough in domestic violence and women’s rights happened at the beginning of the 19th century when it became illegal for a husband to beat his wife. However, don’t think that was a revolution. The law applied to only a couple of states. It’s doubtful to say how much the state improved over the years. As for what the situation was like in the 1950s, go ahead and read about it.
The article focuses on the fact that the majority of women and children experiencing violence end up homeless. Of course, there are lots of adult male victims, too, but their number is negligible compared to the other figures. Unfortunately, most men don’t report the violence. The feeling of shame is so overwhelming that neither sex wishes to admit having serious problems. Another reason is that once you file a suit, you can’t withdraw it. Domestic violence cases always get to the court. The article also offers information on the penalties for abusers, as well as facts about emergency calls, organizations, abductions, and homicides.
As you can see, there is lots of unpleasant information and some surprises waiting for you. One of the most popular holiday destinations is listed. If you’re feeling curious, take a look at Insider Monkey’s 15 states with highest rates of domestic violence in the US.