The untold story of domestic violence…….

We have all seen what has been happening in the media today with reports of violence against women.  The awareness of the movement #metoo has brought on a spotlight that we all once  would of had ignored. Silent voices now able to speak about their experiences.  All too often, women are afraid for their own reasons of why they don’t want to come forward with their attackers.  Because you see, their attackers are usually what holds the glue to their lives together. On the other side, not all domestic violence are women, men are also victims of domestic violence.  The definition of “Domestic Violence” is the following violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Here are the alarming stats regarding violence against women and men in the US.

GENERAL

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped in their lifetime (by any perpetrator

STALKING

One in 6 women (16.2%) and 1 in 19 men (5.2%) in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed (by any perpetrator).

CHILDREN

A child witnessed violence in 22% (nearly 1 in 4) of intimate partner violence cases filed in state co

TEENS

In a nationwide survey, 9.4% of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to the survey.[i]
About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age
30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

IN THE WORKPLACE

Nearly 33% of women killed in U.S. workplaces between 2003-2008 were killed by a current or former intimate partner

Here at STAT Medical we are committed to providing education and awareness to the Domestic Violence Community.

Sources:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2009/BJS10007.htm
 https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/213503.pdf
 http://www.unicef.org/protection/files/BehindClosedDoors.

Why we are setting our Goals for 2018 higher than ever!

With security in an  inconsistent world on the forefront of every ones’ mind today.  Medical Alert Devices are not longer for the elderly.  Here at STAT Medical we are working diligently to change the perception of these devices.  In this blog you will find some disturbing statistics.  That is not to alarm anyone but bring education awareness to everyone.  In this year, we will be working on a new device that will create peace of mind for the entire family.

  • Parents sending their children to college
  • Adult children that are left to take care of the elderly parents with dementia.
  • Parents with special needs children.
  • Domestic Violence victims that needs silent immediate help without their attacker seeing them reach for a cell phone.

These are the target markets that I am focused on:

  1. Campus Safety
  2. Special Needs Community
  3. Senior Population
  4. Domestic Violent

Statistics are compelling with these target markets.

CAMPUS VIOLENCE

Stats: The number of shootings increased 23 percent to 49 incidents during the 2006- 07 to 2010-11 school years.

Source: https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/

 RAPES ON CAMPUS

One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college

More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault

63.3% of men at one university who self-reported acts qualifying as rape or attempted rape admitted to committing repeat rapes

Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center

SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY

Roughly half, or 49%, of children with autism attempt to elope from a safe environment, a rate nearly four times higher than their unaffected siblings

Source: https://safeminds.org

ELDER CARE

  • One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
  • Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
  • In 2014, the total cost of fall injuries was $31 billion. The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020.
  • Source: https://www.ncoa.org/

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Source: https://ncadv.org/statistics

We will keep you updated as we progress to consistently give you and your family safety devices.

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