Key statistics about domestic abuse in England and Wales
- Each year around 2.1m people suffer some form of domestic abuse - 1.4 million women (8.5% of the population) and 700,000 men (4.5% of the population) 2
- Each year more than 100,000 people in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse 3
- Seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales 2
- 130,000 children live in homes where there is high-risk domestic abuse 3
The endurance of this behavior is not down to choice, as it often hard for people to escape the situation for a financial need to stay.
It can cost thousand of pounds to relocate, remove ones self from the situation and often there is skills gap when needing to find work in a new area. These barriers prevent people from escaping abuse.
I am hoping to raise money to help facilitate education for those who have been affected by domestic violence.