The winter holiday season is upon us, a festive time of year for most people. But the holidays are more challenging for some people, especially if there is domestic violence in their household. Whether emotional, verbal, or physical violence, abuse can make the holiday season much more of a challenge.
The holidays often are challenging for people in domestic violence situations because they are together at home more due to businesses, schools, etc., closing down to take a winter break. Further, other stresses of the season such as the financial drain of holiday spending can be triggers for people with a tendency towards violence or abuse.
Holiday Domestic Violence Statistics
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) keeps track of countless pieces of data related to domestic violence in America; they log both national and state-by-state statistics. For instance, according to the NCADV, “[o]n average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States,” which equates to over 10 million people over the course of a given year. Also notable is that “1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.” And further, “1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.”
|Another resource to learn about domestic violence by state in 2022 is the World Population Review website at https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/domestic-violence-by-state|
Get Help for Your Domestic Violence Case
Domestic violence is a heinous crime. If you have been accused of domestic violence or if you are a victim of abuse, you should seek out legal assistance as soon as you are able. Legal guidance in domestic violence cases can help you fight false charges or can help you fight back against your abuser. If you have questions about your legal rights as they relate to domestic violence, a reputable and qualified domestic violence attorney can help.
If you need HELP due to domestic violence, please know there are resources available.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
National Sexual Assault Hotline
If you need a domestic violence attorney in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding area, reach out to Brain Erskine of Erskine Law. Mr. Erskine has years of experience handling a wide variety of legal cases, including domestic violence cases. Whether you’ve been accused of a crime or are a victim of a crime, he is the caring and competent attorney to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal system to reach the best possible outcome in your case. If you need professional legal representation and guidance from a reputable and experienced criminal defense attorney, contact Erskine Law for a free consultation about your domestic violence case.