Today marks day two of 2021’s 16 days of action against Domestic Abuse. Anybody can be a victim, anybody can access help. The team at Ringrose Law are available to guide you through the process so please contact us.

 ’16 days of action’ has been happening since 1991 and although there is much to look back on positively in the changes that have occurred in the last 30 years, there is much more to do.

  • 5167 groups over 187 countries have helped to promote and support this initiative
  • Amnesty International and World Health Organisation both assist with support the 16 days

WE CAN ALWAYS DO MORE, BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO BE DONE.

Statistics*

  • 25% of women are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes.
  • 16% of men are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes.
  • 75% of people who endure domestic violence are targeted at work.
  • 58% of abuse women miss at least three days of work a month.
  • 84% increase was seen between 2015 and 2019 in offences involving female abusers and children.
  • 25% of same sex partnerships involve domestic abuse.
  • 58% increase of refuge services during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • 1.6 million women aged 16 to 74 experienced domestic abuse in the last year (CSEW statistic 2020).
  • 4% of men aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year, ending March 2020.
  • 8.1% of women aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year, ending March 2020.
  • 100+ calls are received by the Police every hour relating to domestic abuse.
  • 18% of women who experienced abuse in 2018 reported it to the Police [81% did not].
  • Domestic can happen in any religion, or in a relationship involving no following of a religion.
  • 2020’s first lockdown saw reports of domestic abuse more than double within 24 hours.
  • 7% increase seen in police recorded domestic abuse offences.
  • 12% increase in Victim Support’s assistance with domestic abuse victims in May 2020, as the lockdown began to ease.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SILENT EPIDEMIC AND WE CAN HELP, IF YOU NEED US.

Contact the 24/7 Domestic Abuse helpline on 07739 748 675 or email wecanhelp@ringroselaw.co.uk

*https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/domesticabuseinenglandandwalesoverview/november2020

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