Proportion of women who experienced abuse by a partner in the last 12 months

This indicator contains some alternative data to those specified by the United Nations (UN). This indicator is the most suitable match currently available.

graph_series_breaks: - series: Women aged 16 to 59 value: 3 label_content: - series: Women aged 16 to 59 value: 16 label_content:


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Headline data

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)


1. Data for the year ending March 2022 are not National Statistics. They are based on six months of data collection from the face-to-face Crime Survey for England and Wales between October 2021 and March 2022. Caution should be taken when using these data due to the impact of the reduced data collection period and lower response rates on the quality of the estimates. Previous years data are National Statistics. 

2. Concerns around confidentiality and respondent safeguarding led to domestic abuse questions being excluded from the Telephone Crime Survery for England and Wales (TCSEW). Therefore, there is no data available for the year ending March 2021.

3. From April 2017, the upper age limit for the self-completion module was changed from 59 to 74. From October 2021, the upper age limit for the self-completion module was removed. Figures for 16 to 59 year olds are still presented to allow comparisons to be made over a longer time period.

4. Please note the y axis does not always go to 100% for ease of visualisation.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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