According to a 2018 US Department of Justice survey, only 47% of domestic violence cases are reported annually. That means that more than half of domestic abuse cases go unreported and unchecked in the USA, and Elgin is no exception.
So, why do so many domestic violence cases go unreported?
Here, we’ll discuss some of the reasons that victims fail to report domestic violence and why so many perpetrators go unpunished.
It is vital that you take any signs of domestic abuse seriously. Domestic violence counseling could save someone’s life, so can getting someone away from a dangerous situation.