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Domestic abuse is still underreported in England despite a recent rise in offences recorded by police, according to a report by Women’s Aid.
Despite the police recording a 60% increase in recorded incidents of domestic abuse offences in just less than three years, a recent survey of abuse survivors who use the charity’s refuges and outreach support services in England showed there continued to be low levels of women reporting domestic abuse to the police.
In its report Survival and Beyond, published on Wednesday, Women’s Aid reveals that only 28% of women using community-based services reported domestic abuse, while 43.7% who use refuges reported.
Click here to read more: The Guardian 07 March | Domestic abuse still under-reported in England, says Women's Aid