SAFE Ireland Domestic Violence Services National Statistics 2010
28 Sep 2011
SAFE Ireland released their Domestice Violence Services National Statistics 2010 on September the 28th.
7,235 individual women received support from Domestic Violence Services in 2010. But on over 3,236 occasions services were unable to accommodate women and their children because either the refuges were full or there were none in their area.
These figures show that the government must reverse proposed cuts to SAFE Ireland and to frontline services for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence.
"Women and children looking for safety could not be accommodated on over 3,000 occasions in 2010 because domestic violence refuges were either full or unavailable in an area - over 700 occasions more or a massive 38% increase on 2009 figures.
Throughout the year, 7,235 women received support from domestic violence services. Of these, 1,545 women along with 2,355 children lived in refuge for various periods of time and women made an average of over 100 calls a day - 38,629 calls in total - to all helplines throughout the country." - SAFE Ireland