Explainer: Finding and Using Data on Violence Against Women and Girls

This quick explainer will introduce you to some key datasets where you can find national and local statistics relating to violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The guide tells you where to find data, provides an overview of the contents of each dataset, and explains the kind of information you can find out using the data.

We would always urge you to use caution when interpreting VAWG data that is based on recorded police statistics: remember that VAWG incidents are generally under-reported and that increases in reporting figures over the past few years may at least in part reflect altered reporting procedure and recording.

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