Domestic battery has been a major problem in the United States for many years. The abuser may face serious criminal charges, loss of employment opportunities, and decreased quality of life. The person affected by the abuse may face physical and emotional hardships for the rest of his or her life. In the United States alone, domestic battery and abuse happens far too often, and the consequences of the abuse have become more serious.
Facts About Domestic Battery and Violence
Domestic battery and abuse result in many more injuries that require medical attention than accidents, muggings, and forced sexual assault combined. In the United States alone, a woman is beaten every 15 seconds, with two in five women who are murdered killed by their husbands or boyfriends. Although there are situations where a woman beats a man, over 95 percent of all domestic battery and violence cases involve a man beating a woman. Domestic battery, violence, and abuse do not often happen suddenly; the abuse usually becomes more frequent and severe over time. Domestic battery, abuse, and violence can happen anywhere at any time. The abuse can also happen to anyone, no matter what social class, race, status, or educational background.
2017 Domestic Battery Statistics
In 2017, there were 41,243 adult survivors of domestic violence, and 8,000 child witnesses. Only 1 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 17 survived domestic battery and violence. 34 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 are survivors of domestic battery, abuse, and violence. 49 percent of people affected by domestic abuse and battery were between the ages of 30 and 49. People over the age of 49 years old made up 15 percent of those who survived domestic battery. 62 percent of people affected by domestic battery were white. 27 percent of domestic battery survivors were African American. Seven percent of domestic battery survivors was an unknown race, and four percent was listed as another race.
Call a DuPage County Domestic Battery Defense Lawyer
Being charged with domestic battery is serious. If you have been charged with domestic battery or violence, then you need legal representation. At Myers Law, we have over eleven years of experience in the criminal defense practice, and we are ready to get started on your case. For a free 15-minute initial consultation, please call a Wheaton criminal defense attorney at 844-984-3529 (844-9-THE-LAW) to get the help you deserve.