Teenagers and single parents ‘at highest risk of domestic abuse’

Teenage girls and single parents with children are among the most likely victims of domestic abuse, official data has revealed.

 Young women aged between 16 and 19 are the most likely to be victims of domestic violence.

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that 7.6 per cent of 16- to 19-year-old girls had been the victim of abuse by a partner or ex-partner over the previous 12 months.

This is the largest proportion among all age groups, with the next largest (7.4 per cent) among 20- to 24-year-olds.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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