VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ON THE RISE INTERNET IS MAKING CRIME EASIER TO COMMIT.

 

The number of prosecutions relating to violence against women reached a record level last year. The use of the internet has contributed to the rise in part because new laws have criminalized certain online conduct. The ease of use and quickness of the internet has led to impulsive messages that turn out to be unlawful. This is particularly applicable to crimes like terroristic threats.  

Actual physical assaults against women, including domestic abuse, rape, and sexual assaults, rose by almost 10% to 117,568 in 2015-16 in England.

In the United States, according to Statisticbrain, research conducted on May 13, 2016, revealed the following domestic assault statistics.

Estimated number of domestic violence incidents per year

960,000

Women

85%

Men

15%

Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk

On average, 3 females and 1 male are murdered by their partner each day

The health costs of domestic violence yearly

$5.8 Billion

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