Domestic Violence (5450_17)

Request

For the financial Year 2016/ 2017

How many reports of Domestic violence were received by the force ? please breakdown this figure by gender of alleged offender

How many arrests were made for domestic violence , by gender of the person arrested

How many people were proceeded against for domestic violence ? please provide a breakdown by proceedings and gender of the person proceeded against

All the above for 2015/2016 and 2014/2015

Response

Please find attached our response. The attached data are the closest data we hold to your request.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

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