Domestic Violence is a crime.
Domestic Violence is physical assault as well as psychological and emotional abuse.
Abusive behaviour can include:
- Constant criticism and belittling comments
- Verbal abuse and threats to you and your children
- Isolation and control of contact with family and friends
- Restrictions on entry/exit from your home
- Controlling behaviour
- Denial of privacy
- Oppressive control of finances
- Destruction of personal property and possessions
Everybody has the right to live their lives free from domestic violence.
Think about the following statistics before you leave this website
- Every week in the UK, 2 women are killed because of domestic violence
- 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence during their lifetime.
- 42% of female homicide victims (compared with 4% of male victims) were killed by their current or former partner in England and Wales in 2000/01.
- 60% of women affected by domestic violence had left the relationship fearing that either they or their children would be killed by the perpetrator of domestic violence.
- In 40% of homeless women cases, domestic violence was a major contributory factor to the homelessness.
- Between 30 – 40 % of cases of domestic violence start during the pregnancy of the victim.
- The highest incidence of domestic violence was reported by women aged 20-24, 28% of whom had been assaulted and 33% had either been assaulted or threatened by an intimate partner at some stage in their lives.
Don’t become the next statistic.
Domestic Violence Services Directory 2006-08
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