Domestic abuse increasing since 2010


Professor Sylvia Walby

Publication date: 

31st Dec 2015

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.