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

Crest Advisory

Crest Advisory are are crime and justice specialists - research, strategy and communications. Their research publications include their insights related to violence, technology and young people. 

  • Fixing Neverland: a report examining connections between social media and serious violence, highlighting a “collective blindspot” and suggesting key legal and regulatory measures to address the issue.
  • YEF - Children, violence and vulnerability 2022: In partnership with the Youth Endowment Fund, a national youth survey of over 2,000 young people was conducted across England and Wales. This survey found that in a 12-month period, 55 per cent of those surveyed had witnessed violence on social media, and 65 per cent had changed their behaviour to keep themselves safe from violence.
  • Youth Vulnerability and Violence: an additional deep dive from this research, reviewing the lived experiences of vulnerable young people.
  • VAWG and Tech: experts from across policing, technology and victim services in a roundtable debate chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth, national policing coordinator for Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). You can find a summary of insights from this roundtable here.
  • Drill down: This research examined the online drivers of violence, focusing on the controversies surrounding 'drill' music.
  • County Lines 2.0: In early 2023, Crest were funded by ACE to deliver a wargame-inspired event, during which we worked with technology and county lines experts to forecast the future of county lines technology tactics. This one-day event allowed us to uncover many potential future trends regarding the use of technology by those involved in county lines, highlighting key threats and gaps in the current law enforcement response.


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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