The Military & Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem in the military, just like it is in the civilian population. Studies have shown that rates of domestic violence in the military are similar to or even higher than those in the general population. According to a Department of Defense report, in 2018, an estimated 14,900 service members experienced at least one incident of intimate partner violence.

Research has shown that deployment, combat exposure, and the stress of military life can contribute to the high rates of domestic violence in the military. Additionally, the unique culture and structure of the military can also make it difficult for victims to seek help and for the issue to be addressed.

There have been efforts to address domestic violence in the military, including providing education and training for service members, creating specialized domestic violence programs, and increasing resources for victims. However, more needs to be done to address this problem and to ensure that service members and their families receive the support and resources they need to stay safe.

It's important to note that domestic violence affects both men and women in the military and it is not limited to any particular branch or rank. It's crucial for the military community and civilian community to raise awareness about this issue and provide resources for those in need.

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