Practice Guidance

Domestic abuse and disability: quick guide

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Key messages Disabled women experience domestic abuse two to three times more often than non-disabled women. The Crime Survey for England and Wales (2020) reported an adult domestic violence rate of 13.8% for disabled women compared with 6.4% for non-disabled women. Comparable rates for disabled and non-disabled men were 7.1% and 3.3%.  The high rate for […]

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