Drive is delighted to welcome the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, to her role. Her appointment, along with the promised Domestic Abuse Bill, provides an historic opportunity to turn the tide on domestic abuse and ensure perpetrators can no longer get away with their crimes.
Over two million adults in the UK experience domestic abuse each year and these abuses account for a third of all violent crime recorded by the police. However, as yet, there is no National Strategy to deal with the perpetrators of these crimes, many of whom are repeat offenders.
We look forward to continuing to work closely with Nicole in her new role. We urge her to work with us, our colleagues in the sector and Government to bring about a National Perpetrator Strategy, that sits alongside a comprehensive system of support for victims and survivors.