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Domestic violence statistics: These numbers may shock you

Domestic violence remains a major problem throughout the United States, with this impacting millions upon millions of people every year.

Even when a person does his or her best to avoid this type of trouble, there is no way of knowing what the future will bring.

Here are a few statistics that will give you a better idea of just how alarming of a problem domestic violence remains in the United States:

  • Every year, more than 10 million men and women in the United States are a victim of physical abuse by a partner
  • Approximately 33 percent of women and 25 percent of men have been a victim of some type of physical violence by a partner during their life
  • On an average day in the United States, roughly 20,000 phone calls are made to domestic violence lines
  • Only 34 percent of individuals who suffer an injury at the hands of a partner seek medical care
  • Intimate partner violence results in a cost of more than $8 billion per year
  • Intimate partner violence results in a loss of eight million days of paid work each year

Although these are not the only domestic violence statistics that will shock you, they are definitely among the most important. If nothing else, these numbers show that domestic violence is a common crime that has a far-reaching impact.

If you are charged with the crime of domestic violence, it's important to take a strong look at what went wrong to better understand your situation and what the future will bring.

This is a serious crime that can have serious consequences, such as jail time and the inability to see your children in the future.

The best thing you can do is learn more about the legal system and your legal rights. The knowledge you collect will go a long way in helping you devise a defense strategy for preventing the most serious punishment.

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