As I read the story of this 15-year-old girl, I began to cry. According to the article published on Tuesday,
September 27, 2022, Savannah Graziano, was shot and killed by the police. She was the victim of her father in an Amber Alert the day before. Her father, Anthony Graziano had killed her mother and took Savannah. Someone recognized the truck and called the police department in California. That information caused the police to come to the location of the vehicle that prompted a car chase. After intense shooting and the vehicle being disabled. According to the report someone in tactical gear with a helmet got out of the vehicle and ran toward the police. That person was fifteen-year-old Savannah. The police shoot and killed her. According to the article, she died soon after she was shot. Dad was killed in the shoot-out with the police. This is a very sad ending for their family. Three deaths in one family in 2 days. Wow, what a tragedy. With one mindset, I believe we as a nation have failed to protect this family. However, we are all about our freedom of choice. If Dad was having mental episodes, he was unable to control his anger and refused to get help, then this could have been a pot of cooking beans that was bound to be burnt. The wife and mother were in her own house when she was killed. How could we have helped her? If the daughter was taken from the home after the dad killed the mom, how could we have helped her? Unfortunately, this is not unusual in America.
Oct 23, 2014, 09:25 AM EDT| Updated Dec 6, 2017
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex-male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the number of casualties lost during the war.
Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent being men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse, or a combination of all three.
From athletes beating their significant others in public elevators or in their own homes to celebrities publicly abusing their girlfriends. This problem will not go away quickly or quietly.
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month, discussions about intimate partner abuse and its horrible repercussions should not stop but increase. In an attempt to illustrate the gravity of abuse all genders (but largely women) face in the U.S., we rounded up 30 statistics on domestic violence. Below I have listed only a few statistics.
Domestic violence is not a singular incident, it's an insidious problem deeply rooted in our culture -- and these numbers prove that.
The number of women murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.
The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.
Below are some stats that may shock you.
29% of women and 23% of men living in the state of Kansas experience domestic violence at one time or another.
There were 23,508 domestic violence incidents that were reported to the police back in 2013. Not every agency reported their numbers to the state, so this number is much lower than the actual incidents.
Between 2003 and 2012, over half of all Kansas domestic violence homicides were found to have had a firearm involved.
36.1% of women and 40.4% of men living in Missouri have experienced domestic violence in some form at one time or another.
1 in 7 women has been sexually abused in the state of Missouri.
In 2012, there were as many as 1,504 rapes or attempted rapes that were reported.
Information from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Did you know?
• In the United States, more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence annually. 1 • If each of these adults experienced only one incidence of violence, an adult in the US would experience violence every three seconds. However, because domestic violence is a pattern, many experiences repeated acts of abuse annually, so an incident of abuse happens far more frequently than every three seconds.
• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Approximately 1 in 5 female victims and 1 in 20 male victims need medical care.
Female victims sustain injuries 3x more often than male victims.
1 in 5 female victims and 1 in 9 male victims need legal services.
23.2% of women and 13.9% of men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
• From 2016 through 2018 the number of intimate partner violence victimizations in the United States increased by 42%.7
• On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 19,000 calls.
• An abuser’s access to a firearm increases the risk of intimate partner femicide by 400%.
• In 2018, partner violence accounted for 20% of all violent crimes.
• Intimate partner violence is most common against women between the ages of 18-24
• 19% of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.12