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Domestic Abuse (1196/20)

Request

I am currently conducting research into the prevalence of domestic abuse against male victims and the response of the Police and partners
I believe that your organisation holds information that could assist me in this research and would grateful if you could provide me with information, concerning the following points;

  1. How many reports of domestic abuse were received during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  2. How many reports of domestic abuse did Police attend during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  3. How many women were victims of domestic abuse related offences during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  4. How many men were victims of domestic abuse related offences during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  5. How many men were arrested for domestic abuse related offences during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  6. How many women were arrested for domestic abuse related offences during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?
  7. How many alleged perpetrators were charged with domestic abuse related offences during the period 31.03.18 to 01.04.19 ?

Please do let me know if your recording year does not run from April to April, and I will send adjusted dates.

Response

Please find attached our response and note that we have extracted data for your request from 3 different databases: incidents, crimes and custody. These databases are separate and record different information, therefore, the data extracted cannot be used for comparison purposes. The database used to answer each question is detailed in the attachment.

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

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