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Domestic Violence is also known as Spouse Abuse It is a physically or emotionally harmful act between husbands and wives or between other individuals in intimate relationship It includes violence that occurs in dating and courtship relationship between former spouse and between gay and lesbian partners Abuse between intimate partners can take many forms It include emotional or verbal abuse denial of accuess to resources or money restraint of normal activities or freedom including isolation from family and friends sexual coercion or assault threats to kill or to harm and physical intimidation or attacks Some experts use the term violence towards women to reer to domestic violence These experts tend to view violence in intimate relationship as a problem of coercive control of women by their partners Domestic Violence is a widespread problem The extent of violence between intimate partners is higher than reports inidicate Data based on official documents such as police or hospital records tend to underestimat the extent of violence became many instances of abuse are never reported Women in the United States experienced about 840000 nonlethal incidents of violence committed by an intimate partner in 1996 Some incidents consits of physical assault robbery thef that is accomplished by a threat of violence or actual violence and is slighty more likely to ocur among women with low incomes in most cases domestic violence result in homicide in 1996 there were more than 500 men in the United States killed by their wives and girlfriends according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI In that same year there was more than 1300 women in the United States killed by their husbands or boyfriends - approximately 30 of all female homicide victims There s no single factor that explains why men and women assault ans abuse their partners It is a factor that it it related to spouse abusee are youth of both of the offender and the victim between 18
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