The USA is one of the most desired countries to live in the world. The standard of living is high, the economy is stable, and everyone seems to be driving great cars and living in big houses. However, do you know how often a woman is beaten up in the US? We’re talking seconds here. You’ll find the exact information in Insider Monkey’s article about 15 states with highest rates of domestic violence in the US.
It is appalling that such a highly developed country and a world leader in many fields has issues with domestic violence on a large scale. Officially, the first breakthrough in domestic violence and women’s rights happened at the beginning of the 19th century when it became illegal for a husband to beat his wife. However, don’t think that was a revolution. The law applied to only a couple of states. It’s doubtful to say how much the state improved over the years. As for what the situation was like in the 1950s, you’ll read about it in the article.
The article is very informative concerning facts about the average number of calls, organizations and victim profiles. Interestingly, the largest number of homeless people has experienced domestic violence at some point, and the article is based on this information. Unfortunately, the number of people asking for shelter has been so high that they are forced to live in the streets. Victims run away from home to escape from the abuser but finding a safe place is almost impossible. Most of them are mothers with children, which makes the statistics even more alarming
As you can see, 15 states with highest rates of domestic violence in the US isn’t much of a pleasant read, but it is necessary to know the harsh truth and recognize the problem in order to take some timely action.