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Domestic Abuse (138A/20)

Request

1a) How many crimes of domestic abuse were reported from Jan. 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020? Please provide the data broken down by week if possible. If weekly data is not available, please provide the data broken down by month.

1b) Please include how many of these reported domestic abuse crimes involved at least one victim under the age of 18 and if possible please include a gender-breakdown of the victims. If possible please also include the type of crime (for example assault, coercive control, sexual abuse etc.).

2a) How many domestic abuse arrests did you carry out from Jan. 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020? Please provide the data broken down by week if possible. If weekly data is not available, please provide the data broken down by month.

2b) Please include how many of these domestic abuse arrests involved at least one victim under the age of 18 and if possible please include a gender-breakdown of the victims. Please also include the reason for the arrest (for example assault, coercive control, sexual abuse etc.) and the outcome (for example charge, caution, no further action etc.) if possible.

Response

Please be advised that with regard to question 2 we are unable to break the data down for victims under the age of 18 because victim data is not available from our custody database. Therefore, the information provided for question 2 is based on all arrests with a domestic violence flag. Please find this information attached.

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.

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