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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Comparison of Domestic Violenceto Non-Domestic Assault

The following questions were designed to determine if people view violence differently when it takes place in the community rather than when it occurs within someone's home.

Question 13
What should the punishment be for a man who has beat up his wife at home?

Assault of Woman in Home

Percent

Yes

No

Jail

69.3%

30.7%

Treatment

70.7%

29.3%

Probation

38.8%

61.2%

Other

25.5%

74.5%

Nothing

3.6%

96.4%

Question 14
What should the punishment be for a man who has beat up another man in a bar?

Assault of Man in Bar

Percent

Yes

No

Jail

74.1%

25.9%

Treatment

68.1%

31.9%

Probation

64.5%

35.5%

Nothing

7.0%

93.0%

Overall, there is not much difference between how Floridians believe a man who beats up his wife at home and a man who beats up another man in a bar should be punished.