At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and with over 312 million people, the United States is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, and the third-largest by both land area and population.

in short the percentages of this total population that are currently targets of domestic violence is astonishing.  the point of paramount objectivity is that it is getting worse.  the numbers and percentages of people being targeted are growing faster than the population.