Women victims of Domestic Violence

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Women victims of Domestic Violence

More facts on domestic violence from Women in Distress:

• 85 percent of domestic violence victims are women.

• One in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

• Every day, four women die in this country as a result of domestic violence — that’s about 1,400 women a year.

• In 2008, there were 113,123 reported cases of domestic violence in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Of those, 7,475 were reported in Broward County.

• In 2007, females were the victims in 85 percent of domestic violence homicides in Florida.

• Pregnant women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence as women who are not pregnant.

• About 8.8 million children witness domestic violence each year.

• 30 percent to 60 percent of perpetrators of intimate-partner violence also abuse children in the household.

• Children who have witnessed violence at home are five times more likely to commit or suffer violence when they become adults.

• Nearly one in five teenage girls report that their boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm when presented with a breakup.

• One in five teens in a serious relationship report having been hit, slapped or pushed by a partner.

• Nearly half of all boys and girls say the abuse occurs in a school building or on school grounds.

 If you have been accused of domestic violence and are facing a criminal charge in Orange County or Seminole County, Florida, please call my office for a free case evaluation and learn how Tilden Law can defend your rights.

Fleet Tilden
Fleet Tilden
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.