Domestic violence is one of the major manifestations of violence in our society. Violence in the private sphere occurs on a large scale and it is one of the most extensive forms of violence in Dutch society. Domestic violence accounts for the second highest
number of people who died an unnatural death, after road traffic accidents. It occurs across all socio-economic classes and within every culture in Dutch society. The victims of domestic violence
are generally women and children, but there is also an impact on men, parents and the elderly.
Relation: the Dutch Government
Child abuse Action Plan, Children Safe at Home 2007