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Facts And Figures

Domestic Abuse: Facts and Figures​

One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.

Police respond to one incident of domestic abuse every 16 minutes across Northern Ireland.

For every incident we know the impact on women and children can be devastating.

Over 30% of domestic abuse starts during pregnancy.

In 90% of incidents children are in same or adjacent room when violence happens.

In Northern Ireland 33,186 domestic abuse incidents were reported in 2021-22 representing a 6.4% increase on the previous 12 months

In Antrim & Newtownabbey 2,380 domestic abuse incidents were reported in 2021-22 representing a 7.9% increase on the previous 12 months

Between 2017-2021, 34 women and girls were killed by men across Northern Ireland.

 

PSNI Domestic Abuse Statistics

 

Women’s Aid ABCLN 2021-2022

In 2021-22 Women’s Aid ABCLN supported 1,468 women and 580 children living with domestic abuse across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.

96 women and 54 children stayed in our refuge and self-contained accommodation.

1,248 women accessed support in the community.

235 women attended groups and drop in sessions.

Women’s Aid ABCLN staff provided 4,249 one to one support sessions.

Women were accompanied to court 46 times through our court support service.

Over this period we  dealt with 60,689 information and support calls.

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