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Crimestoppers takes a stand against domestic violence in Leicestershire


Crimestoppers Leicestershire and Rutland Committee takes a stand against domestic violence with its NO MORE campaign in partnership with Clare Walker Consultancy (CWC).

The British Crime Survey found that there were an estimated 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence acts (that constituted non-sexual threats or force) against women and 2.5 million against men in England and Wales in the year preceding interview (Walby and Allen, 2004).

Though only a minority of incidents of domestic violence are reported to the police, the police still receive one call about domestic violence for every minute in the UK, an estimated 1,300 calls each day or over 570,000 each year. (Stanko, 2000).  However, according to the British Crime Survey, less than 40% of domestic violent crime is reported to the police (Dodd et al, July 2004; Walby and Allen, 2004; Home Office, 2002).

CrimestoppersVice chair for the Leicestershire and Rutland committee, Sue Witts, said: “We want to encourage people to give information on all forms of domestic abuse through Crimestoppers. This is done completely anonymously without having to give a statement or got to court.”

"Everyone should be aware that domestic abuse affects all sectors of society and is no respecter of age, sexuality or ethnicity. We want to raise awareness and help the victims of this crime by addressing this important issue.”

If you suspect a family member or a friend is living with domestic violence call 0800 555 111 or give information via the anonymous online form.