Women’s Aid and survivor campaigners mark the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force

The 29th December 2018 marked the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force in England and Wales. An estimated 1.3 million women experienced domestic abuse last year alone and the police recorded over half a million domestic abuse-related crimes in the year 2017/18. Yet the police recorded just 9,053 coercive control offences in 2017/18 and less than 300 offenders were convicted for this crime in England and Wales during 2016 and 2017. See the Women's Aid press release

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