Clare’s Law (1830_16)

Request

How many requests have been made under Clare’s Law (the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme) since it went nationwide on 08 March 2014 i.e. the number of requests made to your constabulary between 08 March 2014 and 08 February 2016.

Please could you break down the figures as follows:

Number of requests made

Number of requests which were ‘right to ask’

Number of requests which were ‘right to know’

Number of requests which resulted in disclosure

Sex of the victims

Response

Please find attached (1830_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

Attachments

1830_attachment_01

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