1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged over 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner's reaction is being abused.
Police receive one domestic abuse call every minute. Yet less than half of all incidents of domestic abuse are reported to the police.
Watch this short video to learn more about domestic abuse. For more information about domestic abuse, you can visit the Women's Aid website, or email us any queries.