15 Cities with the Highest Domestic Violence Rates in the US

Let’s proceed to the list of cities with the highest domestic violence rates in the US. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Domestic violence is one of the worst and most disturbing experiences a person can have, particularly due to the  “domestic” attribute. A family is supposed to make you feel safe and protected, not the other way around. Secondly, while one would never put up with such behavior and abuse if it came from a friend, it is a completely different story when it comes to a family member. A parent or a partner is someone you have a strong emotional bond with, and it is hard to break, no matter how simple and straightforward it may seem.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three cities with the highest domestic violence rates in the US from their list.

The first one is Philadelphia. In the period between 2005-2015, there has been an average of 24 homicides per year. Around 12,000 Protection From Abuse Orders is processed every year on the court. One of the main issues isn’t just physical and emotional abuse, but the financial, too. That is why so many victims feel helpless. The city poverty rate is 27%, and the struggling majorities are African Americans and Hispanics. 50% of them are single mothers. The second city is San Diego. The latest news about domestic violence in San Diego is the case of a Fire-Rescue captain who is accused of throwing his girlfriend against the wall. Apparently, this is not his first violent outburst, and he has a drinking problem. A typical scenario.At last, but not least here’s Washington DC with its stats. There are lots of shelters in the District of Columbia, but not enough for all of those who are seeking protection. If you start searching for the cases of domestic violence in the capital, you will see a lot of domestic violence lawyers advertisements. The situation is similar to the one in the Big Apple.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about cities with the highest domestic violence rates in the US.

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