Always volatile, and sometimes associated with tragic outcomes, is the domestic violence that can unfortunately feature in some couples' relationships. Abuse in a family -- whether spousal/partner abuse or child abuse -- is always sad and often owes to a complex interplay of factors. Regardless of the circumstances and the underlying causes relating to domestic violence, it is critical in every instance that danger be removed from the home through the proper reporting of and police response to domestic violence acts.
Domestic violence is a problem virtually everywhere in the United States, with Florida's Orange County being no exception. In 2010 alone, more than 10,000 calls related to domestic abuse were made to police agencies in the county.