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Discuss reason why some victims do not report abuse

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Some don't report is because of pressure and fear. Some stories people hear are about women reporting abuse and the person not getting arrested, so the person gets beat even more. Sometimes it is because lack of resources. If someone is living with an abusive person and they provide basic resources that the victim cannot afford, the victim tends to stay with them. Also because of shame, friends or family members tell the victim to leave the person but you stay so when you do want to leave, you feel like an idiot for not leaving earlier. Sometimes it is because of Lack of confidence. And when the police don't take the situation seriously for example calling it a 'domestic dispute' even though the person was getting beaten harshly, victims will mistrust the police. There are other reasons too but I don't want this to be too long

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