Sylvia Walby is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and holds the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, at Lancaster University, UK. She is a ‘public sociologist’, engaged in research designed to have impact on the world, concerning gender inequality, violence and the economic crisis.
  • Official statistics mask extent of domestic violence in Britain

    Research has found that the rate of violent crime is 60% higher than official statistics suggest. The Crime Survey for England and Wales is the only source of official statistics on violent crime in the UK. Yet the number of violent crimes published by the Office for National Statistics is capped at five per victim form – even if many more offences were recorded by the survey.