Nevada Deals With a High Domestic Violence Rate

Las Vegas police handled 33 homicides related to domestic violence in in 2015, about a quarter of all homicides that year. Between 1998 to 2014, Nevada ranked first in the nation for female deaths at the hands of men six different times, and was consistently in the top five, according to the Violence Policy Center

Cities Enact Penalties for Violence In Front of Children

Burleson, Tx., is among cities pioneering a way to protect children. A new ordinance makes it unlawful to attack anyone in front of a child, meaning abusers can be punished for a child’s anguish as well as for injuries. “These children live in constant fear and terror,” said Casey Gwinn, a former San Diego city attorney now leading a national campaign speaking up for children in abusive homes.