Almost 2.5 million people in England and Wales experience domestic abuse

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just published data setting out that for the period April 2018 to March 2019 almost 2.5 million people in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse.

According to the ONS, 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) and the police recorded 746,219 domestic abuse-related crimes in the year ending March 2019, an increase of 24% from the previous year.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Financial or economic abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse

Here at Robinsons Solicitors our view is very simple – No one should have to suffer domestic abuse. However, and in the event that you find yourself a victim of domestic abuse then please contact us and our experienced and understanding family law team will provide you with practical advice about what you can do if you find yourself in such a situation. If necessary we can obtain urgent court injunctions (such as a non molestation order and/or occupation order) to protect you and your children.

In certain circumstances we may also be able to provide you with free legal advice and representation (subject to you qualifying for legal aid).

For further information or assistance then please contact Kieran Mannion in our Family Department on 01227 762888 or by email.