Girls who witness domestic violence in their families of origin are more likely to be victimized by their own husbands.Although women are most often the victim of domestic violence, the gender roles can and are reversed sometimes.
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Studies suggest that violent behavior often is caused by an interaction of situational and individual factors.
That means that abusers learn violent behavior from their family, people in their community and other cultural influences as they grow up.
To conduct NCVS, researchers interview tens of thousands of Americans each year to learn about crimes that they’ve experienced.
Based on those interviews, the study provides estimates of the total number of crimes, including those that were not reported to police.
Many of us have become inured to the presence of violence.