The Domestic Abuse Quiz

Take the Domestic Abuse quiz and test your knowledge about the realities and prevalence of domestic abuse?

Answer this multiple-choice quiz below to find out what you know about the facts of Domestic Abuse. Hopefully you will learn some myth busting facts along the way.

1. Domestic Violence accounts for what % o of all reported violent crime.

a)    2%                  b)    10%                    c)    25%

2. In Britain a woman is killed by a violent partner or former partner every

a)    3 days             b)    every week    c)    every 2 weeks

3. What percentage (%) of women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

a)    2%                  b)    10%                   c)    25%

4. How many times on average is a woman assaulted before she seeks help?

a)    5                     b)    15                        c)    35

5. On average, how many men a year are killed by their female partners or former partners?

a)    22                  b)    52                      c)    112

6. On average, how many women a year are killed by their male partners or former partners?

a)    22                  b)    52                    c)      112

7. On average, what percentage of domestic violence charges are withdrawn by the complainant before the case gets to court?

a)    18%            b)    58%                   c)    98%

8. How many women’s refuges are there in England?

a)    275           b)    1000                  c)    5000

9. How likely is a woman in an abusive relationship, to be assaulted when she is pregnant?

a)    less likely  b)    just as likely  c)    more likely

10. Domestic Violence happens because of:

a)    Substance misuse     b)    Ill health     c)    Power & Control

d)    Poverty     e)    Unemployment     f)      Abusive Childhood

11. In Britain, police receive a complaint about domestic violence every

a)    60 seconds          b)    6 minutes           c)    6 hours

12. In Britain a woman is assaulted in her home every

a)    6 seconds            b)    60 seconds        c)    6 minutes


Answers & source:

The day to count: Elizabeth E. Stanko , Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK This article presents the findings of an innovative methodology that examines the impact of domestic violence on key service providers in the UK. An audit of calls to police over one 24-hour period reveals that it is largely women who contact police about domestic violence. The audit also documented that more women escaping domestic violence live in refuges in the UK on one day than contact police for assistance. The article briefly comments on the impact of the audit on public awareness.

Have a look below for the answers, how did you do?

1: C – Amnesty International UK2006

2: A – Home Office 2007

3:  C – Home Office 2007

4: C – Amnesty UK2006

5: A – Home Office 2007

6: C –  Home Office 2007

7: C – Liverpool Crown Prosecution Service 1997

8: A – 275 (approximately 1500 animal refuges)

9: C – 3 times more likely during pregnancy (Ress and Roth 1993)

10: C – The other answers are just excuses

11: A – Elizabeth E. Stanko: Day to count 2000

12: A – Elizabeth E. Stanko: Day to count 2000


Also see: Stats & Facts, Traits & Persona’sWarning Signs, Safety Planning, Reports archive.