WEST Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner John-Paul Campion has welcomed a top level report which shows improvements in services for victims of domestic abuse.
The report highlights support available to victims in the area from teams of domestic abuse risk officers who work to make sure people are safe.
The 2015-2016 Crime Survey of England and Wales estimated that 1.8million adults aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year – or around six adults in every 100.
Women were more likely to say they had experienced domestic abuse than men, with an estimated 1.2m female victims compared to 651,000 male victims.
If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, support services, include West Mercia Women’s Aid on 0800 783 1359, Victim Support on 0808 168 9111 and West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre on 01905 724514.