Outrage At ‘Epidemic' Of Violence Against Women
Daily Express|September 17, 2021
Tackling violence against women should be a top policing priority like terrorism and organised crime, a report out today insists.
John Twomey

There is an “epidemic” of brutality against females in England and Wales, with an average 80 being murdered by partners or former partners every year.

A total of 1.6 million women between 16 and 59 fell victim to domestic abusers in the year ending in March 2020.

Some 618,000 were sexually assaulted and 892,000 were stalked in the same period.

The shocking data is contained in a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which calls for a “radical refocus and shift” in the way forces in England and Wales respond to crimes against women.

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