In Poland, the figures are not complete regarding domestic abuse killings. The data is often given as estimates, and the manner in which institutions and services collect this data raises many concerns. There is no coherent system for collating figures from the various statistics.
Under the project, data on domestic abuse killings will be collated from various sources, for instance from the justice system, interdisciplinary municipal team, the police, CSOs, the Polish Statistical Office (GUS), and the healthcare system. The collated data will be used to produce a report, the Black book of Victims of Domestic Abuse in Poland in 2021 (Czarna Księga Ofiar Przemocy Domowej w Polsce w 2021 roku), providing information about domestic abuse killings. The report will cover both direct killings and suicides, and where there is a history of abuse, unexplained disappearances as well. Credible and reliable data on this subject can also be used to raise public awareness and to advocate for a change in the way data on this subject is collected. Advocacy measures under the project are expected to include webinars and seminars for experts and politicians.
The project will focus the attention of the public and policy makers on the fatal consequences of trivializing domestic abuse in Poland. In addition, better mechanisms will be devised for collating data on this subject.