domestic violence

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domestic violence

n.
Physical or emotional abuse of a household member, especially one's spouse or domestic partner.

domes′tic vi′olence


n.
acts of violence against a member of one's immediate family, esp. in the home.
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Noun1.domestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partnerdomestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
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The consultation launched today (Thursday 8 March) by the Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the governments draft Domestic Abuse Bill.
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2m women and 713,000 men were estimated to have experienced domestic abuse in 2016/7 according to figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales - roughly eight in every 100 women and four in every 100 men.
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From December 23 2016 to January 2 2017, domestic abuse in Hillingdon increased by a shocking 85% compared to the previous fortnight, statistics from police show.
Recovery Connections and Middlesbrough Council were hosting the Preventing Domestic Abuse and White Ribbon event in Bar Zero on Linthorpe Road from 1pm to 3pm.
A Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Police has revealed that 9,276 men across West Yorkshire reported they had been victims of domestic abuse in 2016.
Launching a new campaign, the force revealed officers responded to a claim of domestic abuse every 18 minutes.
Tackling domestic abuse continues to be a top priority for the Scottish Government, with [pounds sterling]20 million of government funding being used to combat violence against women, increased electronic tagging of offenders and initiatives such as the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland.
The refuge, run by the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU), will provide emergency accommodation for male sufferers as well as offering legal advice, specialist counselling and therapeutic group work.