Figures revealed by police show that since April 2012 and before the New Year, nearly 25,000 people have suffered from domestic violence in Hampshire.
The figures were revealed by Hampshire Police as part of their Speak Out campaign that ran over the festive period. The aim was to encourage victims, abusers, friends and family to seek help.
Last year, police were called to 33,620 incidents of domestic violence in Hampshire; this is nearly 10% more than the previous year when Hampshire police responded to 30,750 incidents.
Swain & Co.’s domestic violence lawyers say that research suggests that victims of domestic violence are likely to experience 35 separate domestic abuse incidents before they call the police.
Domestic abuse is a crime and the message is clear – don’t suffer violence in silence.
Swain & Co.’s have a drop in service every weekday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm at 3-5 South Street, Havant so you can get help as soon as you walk in.
We also have an emergency text and phone line operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
So drop in, call or text us to get the help, support and advice you need:
Call us on 02392 492967
Or text/call the emergency line 24/7 on 07435 969798