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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 the 12 months from 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023 there were 33,071 domestic abuse incidents in Northern Ireland.  Since 2017 thirty nine women in Northern Ireland  have been killed by men.


PSNI Domestic Abuse Statistics


Women’s Aid ABCLN 2022-23

  • In 2022-23 Women’s Aid ABCLN supported 1,449 women and 723 children living with domestic abuse across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.

  • 89 women and 31 children stayed in our refuge accommodation.

  • 1,291 women accessed support in the community.

  • 290 women attended groups & courses and drop-in sessions.

  • Domestic Abuse Specialists provided  3,007 one to one support sessions for women.​

  • Over this period we responded to 54,128 information and support calls.

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