In bad economy, domestic abuse is get...

In bad economy, domestic abuse is getting deadlier

There are 8 comments on the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online story from Aug 8, 2010, titled In bad economy, domestic abuse is getting deadlier. In it, Daytona Beach News-Journal Online reports that:

Statistics show an increase in domestic violence: Volusia County: 2007 - 2008 3,991 cases 2008 2009: 5,670 cases Shows a 40 percent increase.

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Robert

Orlando, FL

#1 Aug 9, 2010
When the economy gets worse, Hispanics just make more welfare babies.....iut has always been their solution.
Ted

Deland, FL

#3 Aug 9, 2010
I have a word for you. BULL SH#%. Domestic abuse.
Is not as bad as it once was believe it or not.
Years ago a man could just about kill his wife and
only spend a few days in the cooler. Then repeat it
again. Believe me i use to work in law inforcement
years ago I attended several demoestic calls. And
i saw women and children beat till their eyes were shut. Then the officer had to go get a judge to sign a warrent after the wife ok'ed it first. Most did not sign for fear of reprisal after hubby got out of jail. As a result all we could do was arrest him for public drunkiness or some other medioker charge to put him in jail. BUT now all a women has to do is call the law first and complain. Guess who is going to jail? Unless you have a witness in your favor saying they saw her hit you. And most the time that will not even work.
Betty

Orlando, FL

#4 Aug 9, 2010
Hi Ted, I have to disagree with you. As the economy worsens, crime goes up. Especially domestic abuse. Screaming at someone and name calling is considered domestic abuse. With all the unemployment, people are under a lot of stress and drinking more. On the whole, people don't know how to deal with stress. They take it out on their spouse and children and pets and just about anyone else they can get away with abusing. More people are angry now than ever before. Police officers will arrest someone 99% of the time if they get called out. Witnesses aren't really necessary anymore. A person just needs to be suspected of abuse and he or she is going to jail. So if anyone is thinking of getting verbally hostile, they need to use a low tone.
George1McCasland

Overland Park, KS

#5 Aug 11, 2010
How many of these men are being battered by the women, than finally break because they ae being turned away from help?
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max

Etobicoke, Canada

#6 Aug 11, 2010
Yes, there are men who are wife abusers but there are also more and more females who are looking for trouble or they are the one who are abusing the men or are falsely accusing men of abuse.Woman who is falsely accusing man of violence,rape or domestic abuse is no better than man who is commiting real domestic abuse,rape or any kind of violence against innocent woman. Domestic violence has become a two way street and cash cow for all kind of legal freaks and parasites. Too many innocent men are ending up in jails and are losing everything they have work or live for and too many females are getting away with filthy lies.
32738jis

Buford, GA

#7 Aug 12, 2010
Betty wrote:
Hi Ted, I have to disagree with you. As the economy worsens, crime goes up. Especially domestic abuse. Screaming at someone and name calling is considered domestic abuse. With all the unemployment, people are under a lot of stress and drinking more. On the whole, people don't know how to deal with stress. They take it out on their spouse and children and pets and just about anyone else they can get away with abusing. More people are angry now than ever before. Police officers will arrest someone 99% of the time if they get called out. Witnesses aren't really necessary anymore. A person just needs to be suspected of abuse and he or she is going to jail. So if anyone is thinking of getting verbally hostile, they need to use a low tone.
People are drinking and doing drugs,but can't pay their bills!!! Somethings wrong with this! I have heard of people selling their food stamps for half of what they are worth just to buy drugs and beer! These people have 3 or more kids going hungrey and they have angree parents who are always high!!! We need to fix something or the abuse will just get keep going threw the familys!!!
max

Etobicoke, Canada

#8 Aug 13, 2010
According to scientific research, women are equaly or more violent when it comes to domestic violence but unfortunately the results of scientific studies do not receive media attention. Media is seemingly more interested in political correctness than scientific accuracy. Any family violence program which accepts the "male abuser-female victim" paradigm is based on false premise.
wallyzass

Freeport, FL

#9 Aug 13, 2010
Many studies have been done concerning spousal abuse.
While it is true lower economic situations seem to have a higher rate of physical abuse, there is one thing all seem to have in common. SHE JUST WON'T SHUTUP!!

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