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Latest Domestic Abuse Findings Released

November 29 2018

Our team of family law solicitors dotted around Leeds and Harrogate often dealt with cases of domestic violence and emotional abuse. Domestic abuse affects thousands of families and relationships throughout the UK. Coupled with technology many cases of abuse may not even include violence, with reported cases of emotional abuse rising in recent years.

On the 22nd of November, the Office for National Statistics released the latest findings regarding domestic abuse in England and Wales (year ending March 2018).

Main points from the report included:

·        Female partner abuse victims were more likely to experience emotional or financial abuse than physical abuse such as force or violent threats.

·        Male partner abuse victims were more likely to experience non-physical abuse also, as opposed to violent threats and force.

·        In terms of reporting, female victims of partner abuse were more likely than men to report an experience of non-physical abuse and sexual assault by rape or penetration.

·        Contrastingly, male victims of partner abuse had reported a higher number than women of abuse by force.

The statistics also showed a rising number of male victims of domestic abuse coming forward with evidence. This could be as a result of changing attitudes towards men being the recipient of physical or emotional harm.

For victims of domestic abuse, there are a wide range of support groups available to help you deal with it. Organisations such as Relate, Men’s Advice Line and Women’s Aid exist to help victims of harassment and abuse in their times of need.

When it comes to your legal options when dealing with abuse, Grahame Stowe Bateson provide family law services to help. We can advise on injunctions, adoption and care proceedings. If you would like to learn more about your judicial rights when dealing with domestic abuse, you can find the contact details of our various offices around Leeds and Harrogate below:

Leeds City Centre - 0113 246 8163

Leeds Bramley - 0113 255 8666

Leeds Middleton - 0113 276 0044

Harrogate - 01423 562121

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