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how to help a victim of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a crime – it is unacceptable
Specialist Domestic Violence Courts now operate in 25 courts with a conviction rate of over 70% (CPS survey 2006)

Domestic violence is very common. One woman in four experiences domestic violence at some point in her life and an abused woman may live with domestic violence for years before she tells anyone or seeks help
Domestic violence is very dangerous

All women have the right to live without fear of violence and abuse
The abuser is solely responsible for his abusive behaviour. The woman is not to blame; violence is a choice he makes