Facts and figures
  • 1 in 4 women have been victims of domestic abuse in their lifetime (Council of Europe, 2002)
  • 38% of domestic violence victims are men (BCS, 2012/12)
  • 2 women a week are killed by their partners or ex-partners (Department of Health, 2005)
  • 1 in 5 teenagers think violence against women is acceptable (Home Office, 2009)
  • 30% of domestic abuse starts in pregnancy (Lewis & Drife, 2001)
  • 82% of Forced Marriage victims are female (Forced Marriage Unit, 2013)
    An estimated 66.000 women in the UK are at risk of female genital mutilation (Forward, 2007)
  • 23% of women reported having experienced stalking since the age of 16.
  • Obscene or threatening phone calls or letters were the most common types of stalking behaviour experience (Coleman et al. 2007)
  • Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls (Labour party under Freedom of Information requests February 2013)
  • During 2011-12, the National Domestic Violence Helpline received an average of 445 calls per day
  • In Northamptonshire 10% of crime is domestic violence with an average of 14,000 incidents each year