Get the facts: Domestic violence and abuse

5 May 2021

Claims 163 million people searched ‘how to hit a woman so no one knows’ are untrue

The researcher behind the claim has publicly stated that her research methods were flawed.

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Claims 163 million people searched ‘how to hit a woman so no one knows’ are untrue
25 March 2021

Police have recommended the Hollie Guard app

The personal security app allows users to alert contacts if they feel unsafe.

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Police have recommended the Hollie Guard app
24 July 2020

Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million

And we can’t objectively compare the public response with Black Lives Matter

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Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million
4 October 2019

Over 200,000 elderly people experienced domestic abuse in 2017/18

In 2017/18 an estimated 210,000 people aged 60 to 74 were victims of domestic abuse, most of which was carried out by a partner.

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Over 200,000 elderly people experienced domestic abuse in 2017/18
6 December 2018

Are a third of domestic abuse victims men?

A third of those who said they’d been victims of domestic abuse since they were 16 were male.

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Are a third of domestic abuse victims men?
19 June 2018

World Cup: does domestic abuse spike when England lose?

A study looked at the number of incidents reported to Lancashire police during three World Cup tournaments.

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World Cup: does domestic abuse spike when England lose?
8 March 2018

Domestic abuse in England and Wales

26% of women aged 16-59 report having experienced some kind of domestic abuse as adults. 15% of men report the same.

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Domestic abuse in England and Wales
2 February 2018

Women killed by men

Just under half of all women killed were killed by their partners or ex-partners, according to the latest official statistics for England and Wales in 2015/16.

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Women killed by men
3 November 2017

Sexual violence and domestic abuse

Official surveys show how widespread sexual violence and domestic abuse are.

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Sexual violence and domestic abuse
3 April 2017

When are domestic violence victims not “vulnerable”?

The judge in a domestic violence case in Manchester has been criticised for supposedly finding that the victim wasn't vulnerable. Here's what happened.

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When are domestic violence victims not “vulnerable”?

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