To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many victims of domestic abuse were of (a) British, (b) Indian, (c) Pakistani, (d) Bangladeshi, (e) North American, (f) South American, (g) Chinese and (h) African origin in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available; and how many were (i) married, (ii) co-habiting and (iii) single in each case.
The British Crime Survey (BCS) routinely provides information on the number of incidents of domestic violence but not on the actual number of victims. The number of incidents is not broken down by nationality or marital status.
The 2004–05 BCS assessed the prevalence risk of domestic violence by marital status. The risk of victimisation (i.e. the percentage of people who had been victims of domestic violence once or more) was 0.2 per cent. among married people, 0.6 per cent. among cohabiting people and 0.8 per cent. among single people.