Cornwall Womens Refuge Trust : for our 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline telephone: 
 01872 225629

Who does Domestic Violence affect?

Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of age, culture, ethnic background or gender.

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse within their lifetime (British Medical Association, 1998)
  • 2 women a week are killed as a result of domestic violence (Home Office, 2000)
  • In the UK the Police respond to a domestic violence related crime every minute (Stanko, 2001)
    When considering the statistics above it is important to remember that domestic abuse is a hidden crime which is largely unreported, therefore it is likely that actual figures are higher than those presented.

Domestic Violence does not just affect women

Although crime surveys have found that women are the most likely victims of domestic abuse we do acknowledge that men can be victims too.

1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse within their lifetime.

If you are a male in Cornwall who needs help, please call (01872) 321575 or 01872 321546 to speak to the Norda Project who support men affected by domestic abuse in Cornwall.

Cornwall Women's Refuge Trust Tel: office hours (01872) 277814
24hr Helpline/fax (01872) 225629

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