Would it be possible to get any 2020 data on UK domestic abuse in the normal format (even if preliminary only)?
Thank you for your request.
Our annual data for Domestic Abuse in England and Wales for the year ending March 2020 has now been published. Alongside this annual release, we have published an article focussing on domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, which brings together data from a number of sources. In addition, our quarterly crime publication, Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2020, includes some information on domestic abuse-related crimes recorded by the police for the period April to June 2020.
We are aware that some domestic abuse victim services have published data for the COVID-19 period on their websites which you may find helpful:
Refuge (National Domestic Abuse Helpline): https://www.refuge.org.uk/refuge-reports-further-increase-in-demand-for-its-national-domestic-abuse-helpline-services-during-lockdown/
Women's Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/research-and-publications/evidence-briefings-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-survivors-and-services/
ManKind Initiative: https://www.mankind.org.uk/covid-19-policy-briefings/
If you have any other crime-related queries in the future, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to help.