There are a number of national and local sources of information that provide data about domestic abuse and sexual violence.

These include:


Safer Cornwall

The aim of Safer Cornwall ( is to make Cornwall a place where the people who live, work and visit feel safe and are safe through partners working together to tackle crime, alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour and their impacts.

 The Safer Cornwall website includes a library of documents and publications covering all aspects of crime and disorder in Cornwall.



Crime Survey for England and Wales

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (formerly British Crime Survey) asks people aged 16 and over living in households in England and Wales about their experiences of crime in the last 12 months. These experiences are used to estimate levels of crime in England and Wales. Until recently, the survey did not cover crimes against those aged under 16 years, but since January 2009 it also interviews children aged 10 to 15 years.

One of the strengths of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) is that it covers many crimes that are not reported to the police. The CSEW provides reliable estimates of the prevalence of domestic abuse using a consistent method that is not affected by changes in recording practices and police activity, or by changes in the propensity of victims to report to the police.

CSEW reports include the following:







Domestic Abuse Commissioner

The research team are responsible for providing the Commissioner with a robust evidence base that underpins her advice to national government and local decision makers.




Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse



The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse ( was set up in the wake of some serious high profile instances of non-recent child sexual abuse and because the government had some very grave concerns that some organisations were failing and were continuing to fail to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Inquiry produces regular publications, including legal investigation and research reports, quarterly statistics and Truth Project experiences shared - these ar available here:

The final report is available here

The individual publications include:


At the Truth Project, survivors of child sexual abuse can share their experiences with the Inquiry, and put forward suggestions for change to keep children safe in future. So far, almost 5,000 people have shared their accounts with the Truth Project - 


Independent Office of Police Conduct

Their research work looks at a range of areas involving policing including

Domestic abuse, stalking and harassment

Child sexual abuse investigations

Welfare and vulnerable people


Additional Reports

2020 O'Malley Review of Protections for Vulnerable Witnesses in the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Offences

2021 ‘Silenced Survivors' - Understanding gay and bisexual men’s experience with sexual violence and support services in the UK’ is the newest research report published by SurvivorsUK.


16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

This is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991

This is the data we Tweeted during the 2019 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence pdf 16 days of Activism 2019 Tweets (109 KB) – each with its own reference.


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