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.
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