Many men and women face domestic abuse. If you have been raped or sexually abused by your partner and want support do not hesitate to contact us.
For organisations that help specifically with domestic abuse please see our contact list at the bottom of this page. Not all of these organisations work with under 18’s; if you are under 18 please see our under 18 page for more advice.
- Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse – 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims (4%) 2
- Each year more than 100,000 people in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse 3
- Women are much more likely than men to be the victims of high risk or severe domestic abuse: 95% of those going to Marac or accessing an Idva service are women 4,
- In 2013-14 the police recorded 887,000 domestic abuse incidents in England and Wales 2
- Seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales 2
- 130,000 children live in homes where there is high-risk domestic abuse 3
- 62% of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others 1
- On average high-risk victims live with domestic abuse for 2.3 years before getting help4
- 85% of victims sought help five times on average from professionals in the year before they got effective help to stop the abuse4
(these statistics were taken from safelives.org.uk website.)