“Over 22,000 UK women told VictimFocus about their experiences of violence and abuse.
This dataset is the largest and most comprehensive record of violence committed against women and girls in the UK.
‘I thought it was just a part of life’Understanding the Scale of Violence Committed Against Women in the UK Since Birth
99.7% of our sample had been repeatedly subjected to violence including assaults, harassment and rape.
Only 0.3% of women had only been subjected to one violent incident or less.
Our initial findings in this report suggest that current statistics of the prevalence of violence against women have been underestimated for decades, and instead, it is likely that every woman and girl will be subjected to violence, abuse, rape or harassment. In the vast majority of cases reported here, women were subjected to multiple crimes and the perpetrators were overwhelmingly male”