Call for domestic abuse victims to respond to Government survey

Domestic abuse is a disturbing and menacing crime, and by its very nature it is very difficult to gauge its full impact and monitor how the police deal with it.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May has requested a national survey to be carried out by HMIC to gather information from people who have experienced domestic abuse in the last 12 months.
The survey will assist the Home Office in a review of how police forces respond to domestic abuse.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said, “Victims of domestic abuse do not necessarily report their plight to the police so it is difficult to appreciate the scale of this problem.
“I am very pleased to support the HMIC’s review of how police forces respond to domestic abuse and encourage those who have experienced this abuse to take part in the survey.”
Domestic abuse is defined as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
Tim added, “Domestic abuse is very complex issue and can manifest itself in many ways, this includes, psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.
“I would encourage anyone who has ever been a victim of domestic abuse to take part in the survey and be assured that their response will remain entirely confidential and anonymous.”
The survey consists of approximately 15 questions and should take no longer than five to ten minutes to complete.  The closing date for the survey is 26 January.
You can take the survey on BMG Research’s website: