There are several lawsuits having to do with domestic violence, but today there are about 3-4 times as many offenses as there was 75 years ago. Domestic violence tears thousands of family's apart every year. You may not think there are as many cases of domestic violence. Domestic violence isn't always a husband or boy friend beating their kid or girlfriend/wife. There are several different types of domestic violence, a man beating a women, a man beating his child, a woman beating her significant other, a woman beating her child, or a child abusing his/her parents verbally or physically. There are also cases not only on physical and verbal assault; there are sexual assaults, social abuse, and economic abuse. Most of all acts of domestic violence are involved with alcohol and drugs. Although these things happen every day, they should happen at all, but some people are afraid or embarrassed about being assaulted. This gets to the point where they victim is so frightened about their assaulter that they won't even report it to the police, so they go on living in abuse which is not right at all. .
A major percent of domestic violence is occurred from husbands/boy friends abuse their significant other, whether it's physically or verbally. Males commit over 2.27 million violent crimes against women who they are intimate with. There is an estimated $3 to $5 billion spent each year just in medical facilities caused by domestic violence. Women experience an approximated 572,050 violent victimizations by someone they have had a very close relationship to. For several generations, wives have been beaten but not nearly as much as the increasingly amount of beaten wives now. There are shelter's where women can go for protection from their significant others, but there are neither enough nor enough women to be courageous and step up and stop being frightened. During 1990 there were only 1,500 shelters for domestic violence shelters in America, yet there are 3,800 animal shelters.