Some 88% of abused women questioned by three campaign groups felt the criminal justice system did not take psychological abuse into account
Women's Aid, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation and Paladin carried out an online survey of 258 abuse victims and found:.
- A further 94% felt that mental cruelty could be worse than physical violence
- Of those questioned, 88% (228) had experienced domestic violence for more than a year
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