FEATURE11 November 2019

False idyll: Researching domestic abuse

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Domestic abuse lasts longer in rural areas, with stigma and shame preventing victims from seeking help and perceptions of rural communities masking the scale of the problem, writes The Buzzz’s Alan Bowman.

Domestic abuse may not hit the headlines like knife or gang-related violence, but – as a crime – it is growing at an alarming rate. According to the Femicide Census produced by Women’s Aid in the UK, a woman was ...