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Indicator 5.2.1 Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age

Proportion of women and girls aged 16 to 59 who experienced physical or sexual abuse by a partner in the last 12 months

Sub-categories

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Headline data

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: 1. Data is not available for the year 2007/08 because comparable questions on any domestic abuse, any partner abuse and any family abuse were not included in that year. 2. The sum of the overarching domestic abuse categories are not the sum of the sub-categories, as some victims may be included in multiple categories as they can experience more than one type of abuse. 3. Data for some ethnic groups are unavailable due to small sample sizes.

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.

Indicator available

Proportion of women and girls aged 16 to 59 who experienced physical or sexual abuse by a partner in the last 12 months

Indicator description

Percentage of partner abuse (non-physical abuse, threats, force, sexual assault or stalking) in the last 12 months among women aged 16 to 59.

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

Intimate partner violence includes any abuse perpetrated by a current or former partner. Any partner abuse includes non-physical abuse, threats, force, sexual assault or stalking. The Crime Survey for England and Wales User guide provides definitions of various types of domestic abuse.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.

Other information

For details of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, see the user guide to crime statistics for England and Wales.

The year format refers to the two years covered by the data, from April of the first year to March of the following year. For example, 2018/19 covers the period of April 2018 to March 2019.

For further information on the quality of the estimates please refer to the source data which provides the unweighted base sizes of the samples.

The sample size is lower between 2010/11 and 2012/13, and between 2017/18 and 2018/19 due to use of a split-sample experiment in these years. The methodological note titled Split sample for intimate personal violence 2013-14 provides further information.

New questions were introduced into the survey in 2010/11 and were further revised for the survey year 2012/13. Estimates from 2012/13 onwards are calculated using these new questions. Estimates for earlier years are calculated from the original questions with an adjustment applied to make them comparable to the new questions.

The definition of disability used is consistent with the core definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. A person is considered to have a disability if they have a long-standing illness, disability or impairment which causes difficulty with day-to-day activities.

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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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.

Indicator name

Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age

Target name

Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2004/05

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Link to data source Domestic abuse prevalence and victim characteristics - Appendix tables opens in a new window
Release date

25/11/2019

Next release

TBA

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

crimestatistics@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Data acquired from the Crime Survey for England and Wales. 2018/19 data is taken from tables 3b, 6b and 7b.