According to Hubbard House and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the number of domestic battery charges in Jacksonville has gone up in the past 2 years. During the last six months of this year, Hubbard House has seen over a 30% increase in calls.
Domestic battery case sometimes end in murder. In Jacksonville:
8 murders have been the result of domestic violence this year
11 domestic violence homicides were reported in both 2008 and 2007.