Infographic: Ray Rice Saga Underscores Domestic Violence Epidemic

Infographic Ray Rice Saga Underscores Domestic Violence EpidemicThis week, disgraced NFL player Ray Rice learned he won’t be getting a second chance with the Baltimore Ravens. And he might not get a second chance anywhere in the NFL.

According to published reports, the Ravens have effectively terminated Rice’s contractual agreement shortly after video emerged of the running back viciously striking his then-fiancĂ©e at an Atlantic City hotel earlier this year.

While such violence is always worthy of condemnation, it’s also worthy of studying closely, in hopes of raising awareness about the tragic commonality of domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a continuing issue in the U.S. In every state, a substantial amount of resources is expended in not only apprehending the perpetrators, but also in providing services to the victims of domestic violence.

It’s a big problem. For instance, 1.3 million women are physically assaulted or harmed by a domestic partner every year. $5.8 billion is spent annually to combat domestic violence in the nation. $2.2 million or more is expended treating the injuries of women harmed by domestic physical abuse.

Sadly, sometimes no expenditure of money helps. According to a report from the personal injury lawyers at Utah-based Adams Davis, P.C., in the state of Utah alone in 2011, there were 19 homicides attributed to domestic violence.

Adams Davis P.C. recently published an infographic highlighting the epidemic of domestic violence not only in Utah but across the United States.


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