Traditionally labeled “a private matter” the occurrence and reoccurrence of domestic violent situations and cases has contributed to continually proving why this topic cannot be ignored but instead needs to be constantly monitored and worked on. It was reported by the Florida’s Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches paper in October 2012 that in 2011, in the state of Florida alone there were 111,681 reports of domestic violence. This number represents how many cases were reported and thus it can be assumed there was at least one victim involved in each case. However, the sad reality is that each domestic violence case usually involves more than one victim such as a mother and her children therefore it is also crucial to remember that each victim will experience different effects from the incident as well as be affected in different ways that need to be addressed. The data collected within the state on domestic violence reporting is not only scary and disappointing but also not a true representation as many cases do not get reported due to several factors which may include fear of future abuse, risk of immigration status as well as the effects on one’s reputation and social status. These are among the many factors why many victims of this “private” crime choose to not report it but instead suffer in silence as they may be forced to believe that silence is their only and best option. With continued efforts to create and improve support programs for victims of this type of crime, it will not only help those in need of immediate services but can also serve as a platform to help educate and make the general public aware of this issue so that we can begin to expect a decline of occurrences as well as helping to give those who have suffered due to this crime, access to a better and more healthy life. This topic has gained support and has gotten better at being in the public eye but there needs to be a lot more work done towards the prevention and support necessary to raise our younger generation in a society where all people are protected and are fairly given the opportunity to live a safe and happy life while working to reach their full potential. Domestic violence is not only a crime committed against a victim but it is a crime that affects our community and we need to take a stand against what is wrong and stand up for what is right.
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