Overall number of households that experience domestic violence on a yearly bases from 1996-2005.
Stimulus Act Funds Fight Against Domestic Violence
Published Thursday, March 5th, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has appropriated $4 billion for Department of Justice funding to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts relating to domestic violence, including the hiring of new police officers to combat violence against women and internet crimes against children. The Act will appropriate $225,000,000 in violence against women funding administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), including $175,000,000 to grants to combat violence against women, as authorized by part T of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and $50,000,000 to OVW’s Transitional Housing Program. This funding is in addition to any other funding that Congress may appropriate for Fiscal Year 2009.
According to the Department of Justice, domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. For both men and women, physical assault is the most common type of victimization followed far behind by rape and stalking. A stand out statistic is that American Indians/Alaska natives, both men and women, experienced more violence per capita by far than any other race. The current statistics on domestic violence and crime have been decreasing steadily since 1994 to remain at 4.7 million households experiencing the crime in 2004 and 2005.
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics: Domestic Violence - http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ipv01.htm
Reports on trends in intimate partner violence of persons age 12 or older in the United States using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports. Murder and nonfatal violent crimes -- such as aggravated assault, simple assault, robbery, and rape/sexual assault -- are examined for male and female victims. This Crime Data Brief updates some of the data in Intimate Partner Violence, a more detailed report on this subject published in 2000.
U.S. Department of Justice: Domestic Violence - http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/domviolence.htm
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