Although many California residents are aware of the problem of domestic violence, they may not know how prevalent it is, both in the state as well as across the nation. The problem impacts millions of people in the United States every year, and domestic violence victims include both women and men.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million men and women suffer abuse every year. Statistics show that 20 people are abused by their partners every single minute. Approximately one-third of all women and one-quarter of all men will suffer such abuse at some point during their lives.