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Survey reflects disturbing results in domestic violence

Domestic violence remains a threat to many communities in the United States, including those in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When it comes to domestic violence, people's realization that they are a victim of domestic violence is a significant factor in battling such forms of abuse. Unfortunately, a recent survey stated that some people stay in the shadows of domestic abuse.

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 28.5 percent of men and 35.6 percent of women in the country experience physical abuse, rape and stalking by their significant others. Such disturbing results are also seen in a new study conducted by GFK Public Affairs and Corporate Communication.

The research, which was called the "No More" survey, reviewed 1,006 adults aged 18 and over and 301 teenagers, between 15 and 17 years of age. The survey estimated that one of three women is a victim of domestic violence. The population figures and polling shows that roughly 54 million Americans experienced domestic violence. Unfortunately, the research revealed that over half of all Americans said that they have never discussed their experience with domestic abuse or sexual assaults with their friends.

Discussions surrounding domestic violence cases are very significant. While such conversations may seem uncomfortable for a domestic abuse victim, it is a first step to finding out ways of preventing the abuse and stopping it eventually. Domestic violence may take the form of spousal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual assaults and other abusive behavior of family members toward other family members.

Fortunately, there are laws enforced in Pennsylvania that may protect a victim from domestic violence. A victim of domestic violence may also request an Order of Protection, which is a legal action that can protect individuals from the threat of domestic abuse. Orders of protection may prevent an alleged abuser from communicating or attacking the victim.

Source: CBS News, "Study finds sexual and domestic violence widespread, largely undiscussed," Alexander Trowbridge, Sept. 23, 2013

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