Rising domestic abuse deaths deeply disturbing

13 February 2020

Responding to today’s ONS figures outlining a rise in homicide amongst women, Alex Mayes, External Affairs Manager at Victim Support, said:

It is deeply disturbing to see that more women are being killed, in part, due to a rise in homicides as a result of domestic abuse.

“Working with the families bereaved by murder and manslaughter, we know that the impact of these crimes is devastating to both families and communities. These statistics highlight the fatal impact of domestic abuse, and show how much more needs to be done to tackle abuse and keep victims safe.”

If you’ve been affected by homicide or domestic abuse, you can call our 24/7 confidential Supportline (08 08 16 89 111) to access practical and emotional help.