2016 North Carolina Domestic Violence Statistics

Let’s take a look at statistics from 2016 for domestic violence. This is a subject that our Durham domestic violence attorney talks about in detail often. It’s a problem all over the U.S. Today, we are going to focus on NC statistics according to

2016 NC Statistics | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

  • Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
  • It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • 1,678 victims were served in a single day in North Carolina in 2014 – 860 domestic violence victims (432 children and 428 adults) found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.
  • Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%.
  • In a 24-hour survey period in 2014 in North Carolina, local and state hotlines answered 637 calls, averaging more than 26 hotline calls every hour.
  • In North Carolina in 2013, more than 75 percent of the perpetrators of domestic violence-related homicides were male. This is consistent with national data that show males are often the perpetrators of serious cases of domestic violence.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, approximately 15 calls every minute.
  • There were 108 domestic violence-related homicides in 2013 in North Carolina. Around two people died per week from domestic violence in 2013.

Kevin Jones is here to help you with issues regarding child abuse, spousal abuse, or anything similar including abuse by complete strangers.  Domestic abuse victims are usually women and occur due to relationships gone awry.  The abuse is not always physical, however. Mental abuse often occurs and can often lead to emotional control by the abuser.  If you need help distancing yourself or others from any sort of domestic abuse, please contact an Durham domestic violence attorney today.

Kevin Jones | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

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