GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Sgt. Nick Erman, of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, was working a domestic violence case this past year that included stalking, harassment, restraining orders, threats of self-harm by the perpetrator, weapons forfeiture and more.
Domestic violence is prevalent in every corner of our world. It transcends race, age, gender, economics, and education level — domestic violence doesn’t discriminate.
One in four women will be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while one in seven men will suffer the same.
Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Our region is no exception; in 2014 there were over 500 arrests involving domestic violence restraining orders in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties combined.
The Press launches this series on domestic violence starting with an overlook of the issue at hand.