Domestic violence has been a huge topic in the media over the past year.
We’ve seen how certain high-profile football players’ lives have been examined because of the abuse of their wives and partners.
25% of high school girls have been abused physically or sexually, and are more likely to contract an STD or carry an unwanted pregnancy.
Violent behavior often starts somewhere between 6th-12th grade, and the wost part of these statistics is that 8 states in the US today do not consider a violent dating relationship domestic abuse.
The NFL has been called into question for their seeming lack of awareness and punishment for these crimes committed.
Statistics show 85% of intimate partner violence occurs toward women, and 15% toward men.
1 in 4 women in America are likely to be victims of severe intimate partner violence, over 4 million women a year experience this kind of abuse, and every day 3 women are killed due to domestic violence. 33% of adolescents in America are victims of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional dating abuse.