NICE: A third of women experience domestic violence

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, in England and Wales:

  • Almost a third of women and a fifth of men have experienced domestic violence at some point during their lives;
  • 1.2 million women and 784,000 men aged between 16 and 59 experienced abuse in 2010/11.
  • Women are more likely than men to experience repeated partner abuse.
  • Domestic violence can impact people in a sexual, emotion, financial and physical way.


New domestic violence guidance

Social and healthcare staff should be trained to recognise signs of physical, mental or financial abuse, according to new recommendations on domestic violence.