Sadly, domestic assault is not uncommon among married couples and people intimate relationships. There are many types of domestic violence, as described in a previous blog post. Victims of domestic violence hold the key to stop the abuse. Here in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, local residents should know their rights so that they understand what to do if they become victims of abuse.
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.
Family-related abuse comes in many forms, including domestic assault, sexual abuse and stalking. The issue of domestic violence has become so prevalent around the world that international authorities want to see it addressed as a worldwide health problem.
Abuse against women has infested the city of Philadelphia for a very long time. In fact, 108,252 domestic violence cases were reported to the police in 2012. This growing number of domestic violence cases could endanger the lives of Philadelphia women as 24 domestic violence homicides were also reported in 2012. Spousal abuse, or domestic violence, comes in several forms such as stalking, emotional distress and physical and sexual abuse. According to experts, these acts are somewhat related to homelessness, poverty and job instability.
Imagine someone knows everywhere you go and all of the phone calls you make. Beware, it may mean that you are being stalked. Stalking is often related to cases of domestic violence. Unfortunately, several women become victims of domestic violence each year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Most people who go through a divorce were at one time very close. They shared everything, and their lives were bound at the hip. But sometimes mistrust creeps in, and one spouse begins to doubt the other's intentions, even to the point of losing one's temper in frustration. It's no secret that this kind of building-up of negative emotions can eventually lead to a marital split.