The frequency of ACEs

ACEs are unfortunately all too common. Our Blackburn with Darwen study found that almost half (47%) of our adult population (aged 18-69 years) had at least 1 ACE, with many people having higher ACE scores.

For our population:

  • 53% had experienced 0 ACEs
  • 19% had experienced 1 ACE
  • 16% had experienced 2-3 ACEs
  • 12% had experienced 4+ ACEs.

This is similar to the English ACE population study which found the following across England. For further information, please see the original ACEs study.