The police receive one domestic violence call every minute in the UK, despite less than half of all incidents of domestic violence being reported to the police. Women’s
46% of all female homicide victims (compared with 5% of male homicide victims), were killed by current or former partners in 2001/02. Women’s Aid
On average, two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. Home Office
Friday, November 16, 2007
Meeting the standard
If tackling gendered violence (eg domestic violence against women) was treated with the same seriousness as racist violence or homophobic violence this story and many like it would not pass by as sideline news. Proper training would be given to police officers. We would have effective legislation.