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Women most at risk of experiencing partner abuse in England and Wales: years ending March 2015 to 2017

By June 4, 2018National News

Characteristics of women who have been victims of partner abuse, in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 5 and the aim to end violence against women and girls.

  • Eliminating violence against women and girls is one of the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, findings show that some groups of women are more likely to experience partner abuse than others.
  • Young women were more likely to have experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months than older women.
  • Women who had a long-term illness or disability were more than twice as likely to have experienced some form of partner abuse (12.4%) in the last 12 months than women who did not (5.1%).
  • Bisexual women were nearly twice as likely to have experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months than heterosexual women (10.9% compared with 6.0%).
  • Women who identified with Mixed/Multiple ethnicities were more likely to have experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months (10.1%) than any other ethnic group.
  • Women living in households with an income of less than £10,000 were more than four times as likely (14.3%) to have experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months than women living in households with an income of £50,000 or more (3.3%).
  • Women living in social housing (11.1%) were nearly three times as likely to have experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months than women who were owner occupiers (4.1%).

You can read the report here

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