Domestic violence refers to the abuses such as name-calling, beating, stalking, rape, and even murder that occur between married or unmarried couples who currently live or previously have lived together. The Bureau of Justice Statistics gathers information on intimate partner violence, but the bureau acknowledges the difficulties in tracking such information. The bureau finds that women from nonwhite groups, particularly African American women, experience higher rates of domestic violence than women from white groups. Also, intimate partner violence occurs within ethnic groups more ...

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