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One in eight emergency phone calls to the British police relate to serious domestic violence incidents against women, a survey of police forces has revealed.

According to a study of 20 forces in England and Wales between April 2010 and August 2012, an average of 12.5 percent of "grade 1" incident 999 calls was categorized as domestic violence related.

The statistics, which were published by Labour to highlight International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, prompted demands for a strategy to tackle the crime in Britain.

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, an estimated 1.2 million British women experience domestic abuse a year.

Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, said, "Domestic violence is a hidden emergency for over a million women in Britain every year who call out for urgent help but are not properly heard. “

Earlier in July, in a speech to women’s groups and criminal justice workers in London, Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer warned that nine in 10 rapes and other serious sexual assaults go unreported due to the victims’ distrust of the UK criminal justice system.

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an estimated 1.2 million British women experience domestic abuse a year

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aussie_guy Post time: 2012-11-26 21:00

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