Thursday, October 27, 2005

Statistics from The National Crime Survey (conducted by the Department of Justice)

This study has reported that: (1.) There are about 1.5 million cases of domestic violence involving children reported each year. (2.) There are another million unreported cases each year. (3.) Each year, between 2,000 - 5,000 children die each year because of domestic violence. (4.) Domestic violence involving children is more than doubling every decade. Of course, some of this huge growth can be attributed to increased reporting and better record keeping. Nevertheless, domestic violence against children is reaching epidemic proportions.

It is important to understand that these statistics only include those incidents in which children were the "direct" target of domestic violence. There are millions of other young people who endure the "indirect" results of family violence. Due to these experiences, these children can suffer from anxiety, depression, guilt and fear. These feelings can follow the child throughout his or her life and the effects can be devastating. For instance, many of these young people go on to commit domestic violence when they become parents.

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At 9:15 AM, Blogger Beachwriter said...

Great blog. You should come over and take a look at mine. It is called Teardrops on Roses and dedicated to women abuse and domestic violence.

I am a survivor of domestic violence myself and I write articles at - an online magazine and have my own women abuse column.

Great blog and more power to you:-)

At 12:01 AM, Blogger Adam L. said...

Members of families that have a disturbed domestic environment are known to be easy preys of depression. In the countries like the USA people with a turbulent domestic life not only suffer depression but they are also known to have strong suicidal tendencies.

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