Top 20 States With The Highest Domestic Violence In USA 2023
These are the 20 states with the higest rates of domestic violence in America.
What is Domestic Violence?.
Domestic violence (also called domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse that occurs in a domestic setting, such as in a marriage or cohabitation.
Domestic violence is often used as a synonym for intimate partner violence, which is committed by one of the people in an intimate relationship against the other person, and can take place in relationships or between former spouses or partners.
Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member.
Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses.
With that being said, as of today, Oklahoma State has the highest rate in domestic violence followed by the state of lowa and Kentucky.
American States With The Most Domestic Violence:
- Oklahoma (49.10%)
- Iowa (45.30%)
- Kentucky (45.30%)
- North Carolina (43.90%)
- Nevada (43.80%)
- Alaska (43.30%)
- Arizona (42.60%)
- Washington (42.60%)
- Idaho (42.50%)
- Missouri (41.70%)
- South Carolina