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In 2012 1.2 million women and 800,000 men were victims of domestic violence
Domestic abuse accounts for 18% of all recorded violent crime
On average 2 women per week are killed by a former partner
There are presently approximately 100,000 individuals who are currently at high risk of serious harm or murder in the UK (that’s enough people to fill Wembley stadium).
Women are more likely than men to be victims
The prevalence of domestic violence is greater in young women (under 24) and those who suffer with long-term illness or disability
Only 15% of victims report the offences to the police
Domestic abuse is defined as….
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse….
Including but not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional…isolating victims, exploiting their resources, depriving them of means, resisting their escape, assault, threats, humiliation, intimidation, female genital mutilation or honour based violence
If you recognise any of the above behaviours and want to talk to someone in confidence, please call us.