Domestic abuse briefing paper

The domestic abuse briefing paper provides a summary of research and analysis regarding domestic abuse in Poole. It includes information on why domestic abuse is an issue for Poole and the extent and nature of the problem, including geographic variations.

Key findings

  • domestic abuse affects a significant part of the population. National estimates suggest that one in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives.
  • increasing the confidence of victims to report their abuse has been an objective of the Safer Poole Partnership for six years. As a result, the number of incidents reported to the police has risen sharply.
  • it is calculated that the annual cost of dealing with domestic abuse incidents in Poole is around £15 million.
  • 75% of victims of domestic abuse in Poole are female, whilst 80% of offenders are male.
  • in 67% of incidents the offender is the partner or ex partner of the victim. In a further 30% the offender is another family member. 

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Page last updated: 25 April 2019
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