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Coercive behaviour (2593_17)


Could you please provide me with the following information?

1. The number of prosecutions which have been brought in your policing area for the offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 since this legislation came into effect on 29 December 2015.

2. The number of prosecutions under this legislation in your policing area which have resulted in a conviction since the legislation came into effect on 29 December 2015.


Please find attached our response.

We cannot provide prosecution data, this can be obtained from Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, therefore we have provided clear up outcome where recorded.

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.