The city of Dallas hopes to bring citizens together to end domestic violence in the city in a “Paint the Town Purple” awareness movement, according to a city news release.
October is domestic violence awareness month, and the city of Dallas’ Domestic Violence Taskforce has organized an event calendar for citizens to “Paint the Town Purple” in the hopes of not only raising awareness of domestic violence but also the resources available to victims.
Go purple in October to show your support.
Citizens are encouraged to show support in October by wearing a purple ribbon on their lapel, wearing purple to work, painting one fingernail purple, or tying a purple ribbon to a door or tree at their home.
There are currently 30 locations in Dallas where citizens can get complimentary purple ribbons to raise awareness while supplies last.
38 percent of women in Texas have experienced some type of domestic violence from a partner in their lifetime.
According to the Family Place, a family violence support center in Dallas, 38 percent of women in Texas have experienced some type of domestic violence from a partner in their lifetime.
In 2013 alone, the Dallas Police Department Family Violence Unit reported 13,007 calls for family violence. Those calls resulted from 1,215 aggravated assaults, 23 murders, 10,812 reported offenses, 91 sexual assaults, 180 protective order violations and some 5,782 arrests.
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