In addition to the physical harm victims suffer, domestic violence results in emotional harm to victims, their children, other family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
In other words, about five officers a year in the United States over that 10-year period were killed during domestic disturbance calls.
Domestic disputes are some of the most common calls for police service.
Many domestic disputes do not involve violence; this guide discusses those that do, as well as the measures that can be used to reduce them.
1997); in other words, there is a difference between someone who uses violence to fight back or defend oneself and someone who initiates an unprovoked assault.
Also, the physical differences between some women and their male partners may make comparisons between equivalent types of violence (slapping, kicking, punching, hitting) less meaningful, particularly because many studies show that violence by women is less likely to result in injury.
The reasons for the decline may be even more complex because there is wide variation by race, not just by gender.