United Kingdom

Population: 63,181,775 (2011 census)
Location: Europe

SV Statistics

  • 167 women are raped every day (National Police statistics)
  • Women who are murdered by a partner or former partner number two per week in the UK, three per day in the USA and one per hour in Russia
  • The 2010/11 CSEW estimates: It is estimated 60,000 women have been raped in the last year and over 300,000 women have been sexually assaulted in the last year (Source: UK Home Office)
  • Women are much more likely than men to be the victim of multiple incidents of abuse, and of sexual violence: 32% of women who had ever experienced domestic violence did so four or five (or more) times, compared with 11% of the (smaller number) of men who had ever experienced domestic violence; and women constituted 89% of all those who had experienced 4 or more incidents of domestic violence. (Walby and Allen, 2004)
  • Serious sexual assault was most likely to be committed by someone known to the victim (89% of female and 83% of male victims). Just over half (54%) of female victims reported that a partner or ex-partner had been the offender. (Coleman et al. 2007)

 

Population: 63,181,775 (2011 census)
Location: Europe

SV Statistics

  • 167 women are raped every day (National Police statistics)
  • Women who are murdered by a partner or former partner number two per week in the UK, three per day in the USA and one per hour in Russia
  • The 2010/11 CSEW estimates: It is estimated 60,000 women have been raped in the last year and over 300,000 women have been sexually assaulted in the last year (Source: UK Home Office)
  • Women are much more likely than men to be the victim of multiple incidents of abuse, and of sexual violence: 32% of women who had ever experienced domestic violence did so four or five (or more) times, compared with 11% of the (smaller number) of men who had ever experienced domestic violence; and women constituted 89% of all those who had experienced 4 or more incidents of domestic violence. (Walby and Allen, 2004)
  • Serious sexual assault was most likely to be committed by someone known to the victim (89% of female and 83% of male victims). Just over half (54%) of female victims reported that a partner or ex-partner had been the offender. (Coleman et al. 2007)

 

What is the church doing?

  • Receiving training specific to how churches can increase their awareness and speak out about sexual violence.

If you are a church working to address sexual violence then we would like to hear from you. Please email us on contact@wewillspeakout.org and share with us what you are doing so we can share this information on this page.

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