Some Shocking Statistics on Domestic Abuse

The numbers are staggering — and sobering.

In 2011 the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) reported that local domestic violence programs throughout the United States helped an average of 67,000 victims a day. In Maryland alone, 545 phone hotline requests for help were received every day, which averages out to around 22 calls per hour. Also in Maryland, 866 victims of domestic abuse are served in domestic violence programs each day. And who knows how many crimes go unreported?

Domestic abuse is a heinous, often recurring crime that severely affects spouses and children and can have long-lasting physical, emotional and psychological consequences. And sadly, even though they have made great strides during the last several decades, women continue to be the primary victims of domestic violence. Consider these statistics:

  • 1.3 million women are abused annually.
  • 85 percent of domestic abuse victims are women.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more than automobile accidents or injuries suffered on the job or at home.
  • Women ages 20-24 are at the great risk.
  • 10 million children witness some form of domestic abuse annually.


There are no justifiable reasons for domestic abuse and violence. And yet for any number of reasons, all of which are bad, a spouse, usually a woman, may submit to abuse sustained over time with the hope that her partner will change and her domestic situation will get better.  However, things seldom do get better. Battered spouses need to extricate themselves from abusive situations and can do so with the help of the police, shelters, counseling services and an experienced family law attorney.

av 2019 rating
avvo client choice award
avvo top contributor award
Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC is a BBB Accredited Lawyer in Hunt Valley, MD
maryland chamber
A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19

At Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC, we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partner as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

The courts are beginning to reopen gradually, and we are here to serve your legal needs. At this time, we would encourage meetings to be done by phone or video conferencing. If this is not possible, we are able to meet with you in our office, but ask that wear a mask and keep at least six feet from staff members upon entering. We encourage document exchanges via mail/email/cloud as opposed to in person.

If you have any concerns, please contact us at (443) 589-0150

Thank you and take care.