Some Interesting Statistics

  • 60% of abusive relationships begin during pregnancy.
  • In this country 2 women every week and 1 man every month are killed by their partners or ex-partners.
  • Domestic Abuse accounts for 25% of all reported crime.
  • Every 6 seconds abuse occurs in some households.
  • In this country there are 200 refuges for victims and children who are suffering or have suffered abuse compared to 1500 animal refuges.
  • It is the largest cause of deaths in women between the ages of 19 and 44 years old.
  • In 1992 domestic abuse cost £5 billion nationally and in 2003 it cost £10 billion.
  • In 2006 the cost in Cumbria alone was £23 billion.
  • 40% of all female murders and 5% of all male murders are domestic abuse related.
  •  90% of children are in the same room or next door when domestic abuse is occurring.
  • 1:3 child protection cases show a history of domestic abuse to the mother.
  • 75% of mothers say that their children witness domestic abuse.
  • 33% of children actually see their parents beaten up.
  • 10% of children witness sexual abuse.
  • 70% of abusers who beat up their partners also physically abuse their children.