On the 22rd November 2018, the ONS released two reports - Domestic abuse in England and Wales: year ending March 2018 and Domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales year ending March 2018. Key findings include:
- An estimated 1.3 million female victims in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2018.
- From April 2014 to March 2017, 239 women were killed by a partner or ex-partner. All but one of the suspects were male.
- There were a total of 1,198,094 domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales in the year ending March 2018
- The police made 225,714 arrests for domestic abuse-related offences (in the 39 police forces that could supply adequate data). This equates to 38 arrests per 100 domestic abuse-related crimes recorded.
- There was a significant decrease in the proportion of female victims of partner abuse reporting to the police in year ending March 2018 compared with the year ending March 2015, the last time this was asked about in the survey.