Nearly 1,000 women in the UK have been killed by domestic abuse in the last 6 years

We know domestic violence takes place, but it’s only when you look at the statistics which indicate just how many instances there are of abuse within the home, that you realise the worrying extent of the problem.

New statistics released by The Femicide Census this week revealed that 936 women were killed by a male in their own home between 2009 and 2015, and it’s shocking that the system hasn’t managed to prevent these unnecessary deaths from happening.

The statistics were broken down further to reveal that 64% of the deaths (598 women) were carried out by a current or former partner, with 8% having been killed by their sons.

Indicating that control and jealousy were likely to be major factors in these outbursts of violence, the findings also disclosed that 76% of the women killed by their former partners were attacked within the first year after their split.