Scottish Women’s Aid
Survivors of gender-based violence in Scotland are being forced to choose between paying their bills and accessing justice, experts and campaigners have warned.
Sixty-seven police staff have been subject to domestic violence complaints between January 2018 to September 2021.
The cost of living crisis will leave victims of domestic violence “even more vulnerable” and potentially “trap” them with their abuser, campaigners have warned.
Police Scotland received eight reports alleging domestic abuse by serving officers in the year after they first started recording complaints - but no-one has been convicted of a crime.
Scotland must introduce formal reviews on domestic murders to help save lives, according to leading violence against women organisations.