Raymond Roth is a Long Island man who has been accused of faking his own death by drowning off the coast off Jones Beach. He was recently arrested for violating an order of protection which his wife issued against him because he repeatedly calls her on her cellphone. He allegedly faked his own death to collect insurance money. See full article

While there has been no domestic violence in the marriage described above, some women experience this in their marriages. Here are some important facts about domestic violence according to the NYSODV:

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. (Tjaden, Patrica and Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence.” ///

Almost 1/3 of all female homicides victims in the United States were killed by their intimate partner. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States.” December 2007).

Approximately 450,000 domestic incidents are reported annually to police departments in NYS. (DCJS Domestic Incident Report Data, 2001-2002).
Only about 48% of all violent victimizations, in 2003, were reported to police (Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, “Criminal Victimization, 2003.” September 2004).

84% of adults believe that domestic violence is a problem in the United States. (Harris International. “Majority of U.S. Adults Think Domestic Violence is a Serious Problem in the United States Today.” June 2006). see


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