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Do you think that their is a link between a rise in domestic violence and a bad economy?

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Asked by VGonzalez73 at 1:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Of course. People are ill and frustrated and take it out on each other. When I worked for the Sheriff's dept you always knew when it was winter. Domestic's always go up during the winter and around the holidays. People are stuck in the house together getting on each others nerves.

    Answer by kc932 at 1:18 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • No, because you can have all the money in the world and still be manipulative to get more out of people and be just as physically or mentally abusive as the person who doesn't have much.

    Answer by SparklingHope at 1:21 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Well of course. When the economy was good, you didn't hear tell of husbands beating & killing their wives and children & then killing themselves. You must understand that since the economy is bad, jobs are hard to find which causes a lot of stress within the home. I keep hoping & praying that the economy will improve so families can be happy once again.


    Answer by NubianQueen78 at 1:28 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Yes, because stress increases this problem, and a bad economy increases stress in those who are pre-disposed to this type of behavior.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:31 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I never thought of it before this, but yes it does make sense to me that there would be some sort of link.

    Answer by CJM_SHM at 1:32 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Yes, stress can push people over the edge.

    Answer by wellnessgirl at 1:47 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • hmm. As a former victim of domestic violence, I would have to say no... there really isn't rhyme or reason to the outbursts that men prone to beating women subscribe to. My ex went after our baby because she stood up.

    That was the last of him.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:54 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • THERE is a link...., not "Their is a link".
    I think so.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 2:14 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • No, people are not suddenly going to become abusers due to lack of employment who are not otherwise abusive to begin with. Theft is on the rise due to unemployment though.

    Answer by Carpy at 2:31 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • yes, people are struggling to keep jobs or find new jobs... buisnesses are closing people are running out of unemployment, people are starving and going homeless. Parents are wondering how they are going to pull of christmas this year and birthdays..... there is this wonderful site, wishuponahero that you can actually search diffrent states and see what people are wishing for.... People are going without alot of stuff- jobs,cars,medical help,food,diapers,toys,birthdays for little kids,housing. Every single thing listed here causes worry and stress in any person with a beating heart... Too much stress can cause people to be angry and hate them selves or the people they live with, they may not beat there wife but there words could be just as painful.

    Answer by mememecassie at 2:38 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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