You asked

I would like to request information in relation to domestic violence cases during the year 2017-2018, that involved South Asian women within England and Wales.

I am predominantly interested to find out statistics about victims from Bangladesh.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry in which you asked for statistics about south Asian women who have been victims of domestic violence.

To best answer your request from our available data, we have provided estimates from the Crime Survey for England Wales (CSEW) of the percentage of women who have been a victim of any domestic abuse and who were born in the South Asian countries. For this analysis, we have grouped together women who were born in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. As there is a relatively low volume of domestic abuse victims born in Bangladesh, the sample size is not large enough to provide estimates of domestic abuse victims born in this country on its own.

Any domestic abuse includes non-physical abuse, threats, force, sexual assault or stalking carried out by a partner/ex-partner or family member.

The year ending March 2018 CSEW found that 6.9% of all women aged 16 to 74 were a victim of domestic abuse once or more in the last year. It also found that 3.4% of women aged 16 to 74 who were born in any of the selected South Asian countries were a victim of domestic abuse.

We hope this information is useful for you. Estimates covering the same time period for all CSEW respondents, are published in our annual supplementary tables (table S34) in our Crime in England and Wales year ending March 2018 publication. This can be accessed here:

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