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Domestic Abuse Offences are spiralling

29 October 2019

In 2018, there were just over 85,000 domestic abuse offences recorded by the Met: making up around ten per cent of all recorded offences and averaging around 230 per day.  The Met has seen an 85 per cent rise in recorded domestic abuse offences since 2011  [1].

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will discuss the issue of domestic abuse in the capital during an open mic session with organisations and those with lived experience of domestic abuse. 

The guests include a range of organisations working with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 10.00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyPolice and #DomesticAbuse

Notes to editors


  1. Metropolitan Police, Hate crime or special crime dashboard
  2. Read the full agenda papers
  3. Unmesh Desai AM, Chair of the Police & Crime Committee is available for interview. 
  4. Find out more about the work of the Police & Crime Committee.
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Aoife Nolan on 020 7983 4067.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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