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Tuesday
Dec152009

2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey on Partner Abuse published

The 2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey on Partner Abuse has found that:

  • A similar percentage of males and females experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months (both five per cent).
  • Women (14%) were more likely to consider themselves to have been a victim of domestic abuse than men (three per cent).
  • Around three in ten (31%) did not tell anyone about the most recent / only incident of partner abuse experienced in the last 12 months. This was higher for men (40%) than for women (21%).
  • The police came to know about one in five (21%) of the most recent / only incidents of partner abuse experienced in the last 12 months. This was higher for the most recent / only incident experienced by women (35%) than by men (eight per cent).
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