What is domestic abuse?
When they hear domestic abuse mentioned, people – whatever their community, age group, or culture – often think this means physical violence. Abuse can be physical – but it can also be emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, or a combination of these.
- The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales show little change in the prevalence of domestic abuse in recent years.
- In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year (1.6 million women and 786,000 men).