- The US Department of Justice estimates nearly 1,000,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend each year
- Nearly 1/3 of American women report being sexually or physically assaulted by a current or former partner at some point during their life (National Violence Against Women Survey, conducted from November 1995 to May 1996).
- Roughly 2/3 of victims who suffered violence by an intimate (a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend) report that alcohol was a factor
- In an astonishing 3 out of 4 incidents of spousal abuse, the offender is reported to have been drinking
- Nearly 7 out of 10 alcohol-involved incidents of violence occurred in a residence. Of those, 20% involved the use of a weapon
- Of the 1 million violent crimes each year that are termed intimate partner violence, more than 750,000 involved alcohol
No matter how grim, statistics cannot begin to reveal the devastating impact of abuse and violence on victim’s families, loved ones, friends and colleagues. There are steps we all can take. To offer support or report instances of domestic violence, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or visit their website.
THE ABK TRACKING SOLUTION
ABK Tracking’s ability to proactively monitor sobriety compliance can attribute to the reduced risk of alcohol related instances of domestic violence. ABK’s monitoring solutions, when integrated into strict community supervision and counseling program can help break the cycle of violence. Active GPS can be used to ensure the monitored individual attends anger management classes (inclusion zones) AND avoids locations frequented by the domestic violence victim (exclusion zones). When the offender becomes non-compliant, both the victim and the supervising agent can be immediately notified via cell phone or landline.