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The Facts

 
  
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in Britain will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime.
  • A domestic abuse incident takes place every 6 seconds in this country.
  • No other crime happens so often to the victim. A woman may be assaulted up to 35 times before she seeks help.
  • Over 100,000 women a year in the UK seek treatment for violent crimes received in the home.
  • There are people who believe you and will help you
  • You have rights to protection under the law and have a right to housing.

Who does it affect?

Domestic abuse can affect everyone who is involved or witnesses such incidents. Victims often feel guilt and shame: they must remember they are not alone.

Abuse in the home is likely to have harmful long-term effects for the children who witness it. Family members, friends and neighbours often want to help but feel helpless and frustrated.

Contact us

Safer Communities
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 3000 (during weekday normal office hours only, 8.30am - 5pm)
communitysafety@gateshead.gov.uk