Advice for Women

At least 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Read more for advice and help

Advice for men

The British Crime Survey show that men made up about 40% of domestic violence victims

Advice for young people

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Forced marriage

40% of  Forced Marriage cases  involved victims aged 17 or under.

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You are not to blame

If you are being abused, threatened, harassed or physically or sexually assaulted by your partner, former partner or some-one who is or has been close to you, there are a number of things you can do.

Your abuser may blame you and other things like being drunk, pressure of work, unemployment and minimise or deny what they are doing.  These things can put a strain on a relationship but are not a cause for abuse.

Always remember, your are not to blame and there is help available to you in Suffolk, UK.

Domestic Abuse and the facts

information from the UK office of national statistics and independent research studies. Please contact us for more information.

  • A quarter of all women will become a victim of Domestic Abuse 25%
  • The number of students that say they have been physically or sexually abused by a partner 20%
  • Percentage of Domestic Abuse reports related to women 60%
  • Percentage of Domestic Abuse reports related to men 40%
  • No of teens who reported threats from their partner to harm themselves to avoid a breakup 14%
  • Percentage of domestic crimes reported to police 25%
  • Percent of high school students that will be involved in an abusive relationship 32%
  • Percent of incidents of domestic violence involving non-married persons 40%

Would you recognise abuse if you saw it?

Average number of times victims experience Domestic Abuse before reporting it

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Percentage of domestic violence incidents where children were in the same or the next room

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Percentage of domestic violence incidents that start or will intensify during pregnancy

You are not to blame

If you are being abused, threatened, harassed or physically or sexually assaulted by your partner, former partner or some-one who is or has been close to you, there are a number of things you can do.

Your abuser may blame you and other things like being drunk, pressure of work, unemployment and minimise or deny what they are doing.  These things can put a strain on a relationship but are not a cause of abuse.

Always remember, your are not to blame and there is help available to you in Suffolk, UK.

Get help now!

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In an emergency always call 999.

Suffolk is working hard to keep you safe. All we need is for you to ask for help.