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How common is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is very common with at least 1 in 4 women experiencing it at some point in their lives. Only a small number of incidents of domestic abuse are reported to the police so exact numbers are unknown.

Domestic abuse happens to women from all backgrounds and cultures, and is now classified as a crime in Scotland by the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011.

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