The 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales ran for the first time a module of questions asking adults whether they were abused as a child.

The survey showed that 9% of adults aged 16 to 59 had experienced psychological abuse, 7% physical abuse, 7% sexual assault and 8% witnessed domestic violence or abuse in the home.

The survey also found that an estimated 567,000 adult women aged 16 to 59 experienced sexual assault by rape or penetration (including attempts) during childhood, compared with an estimated 102,000 adult men aged 16 to 59.

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