Domestic violence and Abuse can happen in any household, rich-poor, all cultures, Same sex, or straight relationships/marriages. Also teenagers/young people

The information below was from

the Office for National Statistics

  • An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year, according to the year ending March 2017 Crime Survey for England and Wales (1.2 million women, 713,000 men).

  • The police recorded 1.1 million domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes in the year ending March 2017 and of these, 46% were recorded as domestic abuse-related crimes; domestic abuse-related crimes recorded by the police accounted for 32% of violent crimes.

  • There were 46 arrests per 100 domestic abuse-related crimes recorded by 39 police forces in the year ending June 2017.

  • The majority of victims of domestic homicides recorded between April 2013 and March 2016 were females (70%).

  • A decision to charge was made for 72% of domestic abuse-related cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) by the police, and of those that proceeded to court, convictions were secured for 76% of domestic abuse-related prosecutions. 

  •  Information from NSPCC

  • The definition of domestic violence in England and Wales was expanded in March 2013 to include victims aged 16 and 17 years old. It also now includes controlling behavior and coercive behavior.

  • Around 1 in 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse

  • third of children witnessing domestic violence also experienced another form of abuse.