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Domestic abuse in rural areas

National Rural Crime Network report reveals “a shocking picture”

The National Rural Crime Network has published a report revealing "a shocking picture of domestic abuse in rural Britain with hidden victims – isolated, unsupported and unprotected – who are being failed by the system, services and those around them".

The results of an 18-month intensive research project, the study has analysed available evidence, spoken in depth to victims of abuse, assessed local support services and looked at the approach of the police.

The report finds:

For the full report, click here. For the findings, click here. For the report's recommendations, click here.