Domestic violence

Domestic abuse is a crime that has often been hidden and is difficult to uncover. It is  a widespread and  underreported public health issue. Domestic abuse is a preventable crime that has wide reaching effects for the individual and the communities in which they live.  It can lead to physical and psychological health impacts and contribute to intergenerational cycles of trauma. The estimated cost of domestic abuse in England, including physical and mental health costs, is £66 billion per year (Home Office, 2019). 

Domestic abuse is a highly gendered crime, with the majority of those experiencing abuse being women. However, among boys and men who do experience domestic abuse, there is a deficient uptake of support services. In addition, figures may be underreported due to a variety of reasons. In City & Hackney young people, women, people from a mixed ethnic background, people with a disability and LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience domestic abuse.

Below you can find a number of documents identifying the local population needs. Please note that this list will be updated as and when the new information becomes available.

Hackney and the City of London reports

Other local strategies and plans

External resources