Key Statistics about Domestic Abuse and Violence
Any person can experience DV & A regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, sexuality, class, disability or lifestyle. DV & A can include physical and sexual assault and Honour Based Violence, as well as emotional, psychological, financial abuse, stalking, controlling and coercive behaviour and Forced Marriage.
- 88% of high-risk victims experience multiple forms of abuse, including physical and sexual abuse, harassment and stalking and jealous and controlling behaviours. (Safe lives) 88%
women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales (March 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales )
Each year 1.3 million women in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse (8.2% of the population) ( Safe Lives)
Each year 1.3 million women suffer from domestic abuse
19,000 incidents of DV & A were reported to the police in Leeds in 2017
1 in 4
Women experience domestic violence over their lifetime.
(Office of National Statistics, 2016)
1 in 7
Children and young people under the age of 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood
( NSPCC and Refuge 2011)