BENEFITING: FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER SONOMA COUNTY FOUNDATION
Last year 2012, law enforcement responded to 2,575 reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sonoma County alone.
the website below can give you idea of how prevalant the problem is ****warning it's very disturbing****
Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day in America, on average.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
There were 113 domestic violence fatalities in 2008.
Marin County: Family violence is Marin county’s most reported crime of violence.
Sonoma County: Domestic violence cases represent the single largest source of arrestees booked in the county jail – comprising 74% of all misdemeanors and 54% of all felony bookings.
When your abuser comes after you and they want to kill you. It is important too understand that most women who kill the abuser end up in prison. So it is imperative that abused women have non lethal forms of protection even if it is just to empower her.