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The following information is designed specifically for reporters and media outlets to provide reliable data and information regarding domestic violence. The statistical data regarding reported domestic violence offenses and arrests is from the 2011 Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Annual Uniform Crime Report.
Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors, violence or threats of violence, that one person uses to establish power over a partner or former partner in order to control that partner’s actions and activities. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat or an anger management problem. Domestic violence is abusive, disrespectful and hurtful behaviors. Too often the survivor/victim is scrutinized about their behavior and decisions to leave or stay. It is important to remember that each domestic violence situation is unique and it is never the fault of the survivor/victim. The responsibility for the domestic violence lies solely with the perpetrator.
- Critical Domestic Violence Facts
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Myths & Facts
- Map of Florida Certified Centers By Location