Our advice line is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm on 0208 317 8273
Or you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247
The number of domestic abuse crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales in the year ending March 2021 increased by 6%; from 798,607 in the year ending March 2020 to 845,734.
- In the year ending March 2021, the number of people supported by the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by the charity Refuge, in England increased by 22% to 49,756 compared with 40,859 in the year ending March 2020.
- The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) found that an estimated 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2020. Which is a prevalence rate of approximately 5 in 100 adults.
- When you breakdown all the domestic abuse cases reported 73.1% were against women and 26.9% were against men. (Office for National Statistics, November 2021)
- Although, Domestic abuse figures show that women are the most affected, it transcends gender, race and age, with men, and children also baring the affects. No mater your sexuality, religion, physical & mental ability, or nationality, domestic abuse can impact your life!
If you are experiencing abuse or want to help someone you care about, we are here to help you with advice and support.