Five of Raleigh’s 16 homicides this year were related to domestic abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women has been a victim of severe physical violence by a partner. It is likely that every resident in Raleigh knows a victim of domestic violence, whether they know it or not. In this three-part series, the Raleigh Public Record takes a look at this issue in Raleigh, from the statistics to the faces of women who escaped from hell.
Domestic Abuse in Raleigh: A Quiet Reality
There were five domestic-violence-related killings in Raleigh this year and another 2,080 crimes related to domestic abuse. In this first part of a three-part series, the Record examines domestic violence and shares the story of one victim who found a way out.
Domestic Violence in the Courts
In this second story of our three-part series, we examine how domestic abuse in Raleigh and Wake County plays out in court and share the story of Maria, who suffered abuse for three years.
The Cost of Support for Domestic Abuse
In Wake County, there is only one organization that provides all the services a domestic violence victim needs under one roof. In the final installment of our three-part series on domestic violence, we learn about that organization, its funding challenges and the advocates who help those in need.