Partner violence has been estimated to cost the U.S. economy $12.6 billion every year. In an estimated 55% of these cases, the perpetrators had consumed alcohol. A randomized phone survey of 3,333 women found “health care costs for those experiencing abuse were 42% higher than the costs of non-abused women.” Individuals of all ages are affected by crimes committed by people under the influence of alcohol, and the emotional and psychological toll on victims is staggering.
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