THE SUN.- A record 5,640 wives and girlfriends were convicted of assaulting their male partners last year — up from 1,850 in 2007.Más...
The issue has become a taboo because victims are often too ashamed to talk about their experiences.
But an MP is now calling for action after evidence emerged the problem is growing at an alarming rate.
Stats released by the Attorney General show 177 women are convicted of domestic abuse EVERY WEEK.
They show 1,850 women were convicted of domestic violence in 2007 but last year the total dealt with by the courts had risen to 5,640.