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Crimes of Violence: Females

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 907732, tabled on 23 February 2015

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent progress has been made on reducing violence against women.

Answered on

26 February 2015

The Coalition Government ring-fenced £40m as part of our strategy to end violence against women and girls. We have criminalised forced marriage, introduced new stalking offences and announced a new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour in relation to domestic abuse. The prevalence of sexual assault against women has fallen to a new low of 2.2%, the reporting of these hidden crimes has increased and prosecutions for domestic and sexual violence are rising.

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Women and Equalities
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