Abuse during childhood: Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, year ending March 2016

Release date: 4 August 2016 9:30am


The 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales ran for the first time a module of questions asking adults whether they were abused as a child. The analysis of these questions covering, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as a child, are published within the report.



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