Domestic abuse

Comparing Domestic Abuse in Same Sex and Heterosexual Relationships

Published in 2006, this report outlines initial findings from the first study in the UK to directly compare domestic abuse in same sex and heterosexual relationships. The research sought to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse in same sex relationships and experiences of help-seeking via the criminal justice system and other agencies.

Domestic abuse increasing since 2010

Is violent crime increasing or decreasing? Making visible the significance of gender. Professor Sylvia Walby and her team at University of Lancaster have been unpicking data from the British Crime Survey. By counting all incidents of violence reported to the survey, rather than implementing a cap at five incidents, Walby finds that whilst violence against men is in decline, violence against women started to rise after 2010.

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