Domestic violence and abuse

Fact checks related to domestic violence, abuse and other criminal offences

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”?
10 August 2016

The scale of abuse during childhood: how much do we know?

An estimated six million adults in England and Wales report having been abused as children, and two million report having been sexually abused.

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The scale of abuse during childhood: how much do we know?
17 February 2016

Domestic violence: 1.9 million say they were victims last year

And two women a week are killed by partners, ex-partners, ‘emotional rivals’, and family members.

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Domestic violence: 1.9 million say they were victims last year
23 July 2014

How common is FGM in England and Wales?

The Prime Minister was among those to call for an end to female genital mutilation this week. How widespread is the practice in this country?

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How common is FGM in England and Wales?
11 March 2014

Domestic violence: do 19 in 20 abusers escape conviction?

The Sun and others reported today on the extent of domestic violence in England. But do 19 out of 20 "abusers" escape justice?

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Domestic violence: do 19 in 20 abusers escape conviction?

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