October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence resulted in 98 murder victims in Tennessee in 2018.

Here are additional numbers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding domestic violence. In 2018, 73,568 cases were flagged as domestic related in Tennessee alone. The overall number of domestic related offenses decreased by 5.8% from 2017 to 2018. Women were three times more likely to be victimized than males, accounting for 71.1% for all domestic violence victims, while males accounted for 28.8%. Additionally, juveniles made up 9.8% of reported victims in 2018.

If you need help, call the state’s Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-356-6767.

A link to this complete TBI report can be found by clicking this link:   https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tbi/documents/tibrs/2018%20Domestic%20Violence_Final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Pz9ZYEwJX0fdvH-dCTv0YdFqI77o1JFE5c-4eRfVvA-Rb0AP8rW0kvOc