Domestic violence could be stopped earlier, says study
Victims are abused for almost three years on average before they get the help they need and are often in contact with professionals in that time
Victims of domestic violence are abused for almost three years before they get the help they need, and some are subjected to more than 50 incidents during that time, according to a study of the largest database of domestic violence victims in the UK.
The figures from the domestic abuse charity SafeLives reveal that almost a quarter of “high-risk” victims have been to an A&E with injuries sustained during violent abuse, and some went as many as 15 times before the problem was addressed. …. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/25/domestic-violence-could-be-stopped-earlier-study?CMP=EMCSOCEML657