Our violence against women and girls strategy

Violence against women and girls is a priority for Northumbria Police, our communities deserve the best service we can offer and this strategy and delivery plan sets out how we intend to achieve that.

The nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in England and Wales is stark and shocking. In the UK, a woman was killed by a man every three days on average between 2009 and 2019. Millions of crimes of violence, abuse and harassment against women and girls are recorded each year. For instance, 15% of police-recorded crime is related to domestic abuse, with 1.6 million estimated female victims in the year ending March 2020. Many more offences never come to the attention of the police but are supported by our expert support services, yet others suffer in silence.

We do not only want to deal with crimes reported, we want to prevent them from happening and leave perpetrators in no doubt that Northumbria Police will stand up to and hold them to account for all harm that they cause.

Our violence against women and girls strategy and delivery plan

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