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Over 34% of women have experienced domestic violence

Bakersfield, CA (KERO) —October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Bakersfield officials are hosting a drive to support this month.

Local domestic violence hotlines receive about 20,000 calls on a typical California day, officials said. This is about 15 calls per minute.That’s why a local realtor is teaming up Alliance against family violence and sexual assault Take action this month as well.

“It’s one thing just to know it, but there’s a lot that everyone can do and they can spread the word, so if everyone knows what they can do, they can do it. So there is a way to help, “explains Nona Darling.

according to National Relatives Violence and Sexual Violence Survey As of 2015, about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced some form of domestic violence by intimate partners. And in California alone, according to the National Union for Domestic Violence as of 2020, 34.9 percent of women and 31.1 percent of men experience various forms of domestic violence.


What is the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)?

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing survey that collects up-to-date and comprehensive national and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking in the United States. The CDC has developed NISVS to collect data on these important public health issues and strengthen anti-violence efforts.

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


But when it comes to domestic violence calls, in 2020 California received more than 160,000 calls and more than 72,000 related weapons. In Kern County, there were more than 8,600 calls and more than 3,000 related to weapons.

At 5 pm tonight, 23 ABC’s Brianna Willis will see what the organization is doing to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.



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