Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Two thirds of men and one third of women don't report domestic abuse says UK report

Sixty two per cent of those men and 34 per cent of those women who have been victims of domestic abuse have never told anyone, says a new report from the British Medical Association, according to this story in The Guardian. As a result, the full extent of domestic abuse cannot be known, the report says. More than 350,000 people in England and Wales alone are reported to suffer it.

Partner abuse is common and it happens as frequently in same-sex relationships as in heterosexual ones, the report says.

Around 750,000 children each year witness domestic abuse, the report says. Around 30% of abuse begins when a woman in a relationship is pregnant.

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