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Reduced funding in programs may hurt domestic violence victims

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.

Tattooing by force - one form of domestic violence

According to the FBI, one of every four women in the United States will experience some sort of assault by a boyfriend or husband during her life. Although domestic violence is often a silent crime, some victims bear permanent reminders - tattoos - that demonstrate how their abusers regarded them as little more than property.

Restraining order: one way to prevent domestic violence

Misunderstandings are common in all relationships. For example, spouses may have an argument over finances, and as both sides tackle the dispute, the situation can escalate, often resulting in domestic violence. Physical, sexual and emotional abuses are some of the most common types of domestic violence recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In some instances, these acts of abuse go unreported as some spouses choose to endure the pain rather than leaving.

Domestic violence among wealthy people

Since 2008, violence within the family has been on the increase. Regardless of their financial status, victims may be subjected to spousal abuse ranging from emotional and sexual abuse to physical assault. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country, domestic violence is an issue calling for attention and action.

Domestic violence victim's family raises awareness

The family members of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence about six years ago have started a foundation, which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence. The woman was brutally beaten to death by her husband, a former professor of economics at University of Pennsylvania. The founders of the Every Great Reason Foundation stated that the foundation aims to provide an opportunity for women who believe that getting out of domestic violence and spousal abuse and starting life fresh is not possible.

Ex-wife of former Pennsylvania judge claims he assaulted her

A former judge from Perry County, Pennsylvania, denies that he assaulted his ex-wife three years ago at their Luzerne County home. The ex-wife alleges that she is a victim of domestic violence, claiming that the judge assaulted her on the night of their first anniversary after getting drunk.

Pennsylvania man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Like most people, Pennsylvania residents know that emotional outbursts in close relationships may sometimes result in violence. Cases of domestic violence include not only spousal abuse, but also violence against boyfriends, girlfriends and other family members. Recently, a man was arrested in Pennsylvania for assaulting and harassing his girlfriend.

Steps to prevent domestic violence

Families in Pennsylvania may agree that domestic disputes or quarrels are common in any household. However, it is a cause of concern when these little disputes get bigger and culminate in domestic violence. The violence may be directed towards a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or any other family relation. Sometimes victims tolerate the violence without protesting.

Man allegedly uses GPS tracking device to stalk woman

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.

Physical abuse at workplace continues in Philadelphia

Is a woman safe in the workplace? Some women, unfortunately, see violence as a "normal" part of the work experience. They believe that there is nothing that can be done regarding to rectify the situation. Domestic violence has reportedly increased in recent years.

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