Home is supposed to be your safe place. But the reality is that some people live in a house of (real life) horrors.

This past weekend, Valley News Live (Fargo) reported that a man was arrested in Fargo for trying to murder his girlfriend. At the time of the report, the only information was that Jason Travis O'Neal allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times. Her injuries were non-life threatening. Today, Valley News Live has more information on the situation.

The report from Valley News Live states that Jason Travis O'Neal stabbed his girlfriend five times. She was hit in the shoulders, neck, and head. The report says O'Neal was charged yesterday (Monday) for attempted murder and violating a disorderly conduct restraining order, and other charges. Get the full story from Valley News Live here.

Below, I have some statistics on violence in relationships from the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • Every year, more than 12 million women and men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. That breaks down to an average of 24 people per minute.
  • About 24% of women and nearly 14% of men, 18 and older have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • Almost 15% of women and 4% of men have been raped, experienced violence, and/ or have been stalked by an intimate partner.
  • Get a more detailed list and more information on abuse in relationships here.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation, there is help. Check out this link for details.