Registered Charity No. 1126198
because love shouldn't hurt
  • There were 570,000 recorded incidents of domestic violence last year and 80% of victims were women.
    (Sir Ian Blair, Deputy Commissioner. The Sun Newspaper 2004)
  • The most likely time for police to receive calls relating to domestic violence incidents is between 10pm and 2am.
    (Stanko - Cosmopolitan October 2002)
  • In 9 out of 10 cases of domestic violence children are in the same, or adjacent room.
    (The Guardian Newspaper December 2000)
  • In the UK 2 women are murdered each week by their partner or ex partner.
    (The British Crime Survey: England and Wales. London Home Office 2000)
  • Domestic violence is a common experience in children's lives. Research based estimates suggest between 2 and 4 children in any class of 30 will currently be living in homes where domestic violence occurs.
    (See, Hear, Speak Out - Sheffield DV Forum 2001)
  • 1 in 4 women will suffer domestic violence at some point in their life.
    (DV - A Health Care Issue London BMA 1998)
  • The national incidence of violent crime is 11.35 per 1000 population and the level in Thanet is 24% above national average.
    (Community Safety Strategy. Thanet District Council 2002-2005)