Domestic violence is a worldwide issue, and sadly, we see tragedy every day.
A CNN roundup of Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast Facts shows the following: "Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, according to the United Nations.
"According to a Global Study on Homicide, of all women who were the victims of homicide globally in 2012, an estimated half were killed by intimate partners or family members."
These statistics became all too real in the case of mother-of-two Cigdem Koc, who was killed by her ex-husband, Mustafa Kara. He stabbed her more than 25 times. Surveillance video caught the attack, seen below. (Warning: This footage is graphic.)
Mustafa Kara was arrested and is awaiting indictment.
If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence, the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline is here to help. Call toll free 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).