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Steps to Decrease Domestic Violence

Respondents were asked to rate how effective specific steps would be in decreasing domestic violence, on a scale of 1-10, with a score of 10 being the most effective. Those who responded 8-10 were grouped as most effective and the percentages are listed below.

Question 17
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most effective, how effective do you think the following steps are in decreasing domestic violence?

Most Effective Steps to
Decrease Domestic Violence

Responses

Number

Percent

Providing more counseling for the victim

357

72.0%

More education to the public

329

66.9%

Providing treatment for the abuser

318

64.9%

Placing restraining orders on those found guilty

284

57.4%

Sending more of those found guilty to jail or prison

262

53.9%

Increasing the number arrested

215

44.2%

Over 7 of 10 Floridians believe that providing more counseling for the victim would help decrease domestic violence. In addition, 64.9% believe we should provide treatment for the abuser. Overall, women are more likely to say that these steps would be effective in decreasing domestic violence. For example, 73.9% of women said that providing treatment for the abuser would be very effective, compared to 51.8% of the men. Also, 80.8% of women felt that providing more counseling for the victim would be helpful compared to only 58.8% of the men.