Domestic Violence does not respect race, geography, social background or similar factors. Victims and perpetrators can be women or men and it can occur in any relationship.
However, research shows that victims are predominantly female and perpetrators are usually male, with women suffering higher rates of repeat victimisation and serious injury.
Domestic violence is identified in numerous offences ranging from common assault to rape and murder as well as domestic burglary and criminal damage and the equally harmful â€˜non crimesâ€™ such as the on going emotional, financial and/or psychological abuse, all of which have a massive impact on victims, their children and the wider community.NNIDAS is committed to helping prevent domestic violence, improving the support and protection for victims and their children and bringing those who are perpetrators of this crime to justice. To do this we work in partnership with lots of other agencies as no one agency can address these issues alone. NNIDAS is part of the Mansfield and Ashfield Domestic Violence Forum which has produced a domestic violence strategy to help drive and develop initiatives aimed at tackling domestic abuse.