Palm Beach County has a population of 1,378,417 people. The statistics for domestic violence are staggering for a population of this size. In the year 2015, more than 3,600 arrests were made due to domestic violence. More than 2,700 people were charged with simple assault, this number does not include those threatened and those who failed to press charges. The range of even more violent cases shows 770 aggravated assault cases, 13 rapes, and 4 murders. These are serious crimes and serious statistics. Victims are encouraged to take action at the first sign of aggression.