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Domestic Abuse (18550/19)


REQUEST – 18550/19

The ethnicities of domestic abuse victims that reported to the police between the years 1/1/2017 to 31/09/2019. [ A count of Totable Notifiable Domestic Abuse Offences recorded by the MPS, broken down by ethnicity of victims between the period 01/01/2017 – to 31/09/2019 or nearest date.]

REQUEST – 18551/19

What was the youngest age of domestic abuse victims from the BAME (Black asian and minority community) in 2017 Jan 1st to 2019 jan 1st and what was the oldest age of the victim?

If within the reasonable cost limit –

How many Domestic abuse victims from Afro-Caribbean ethnicity had reported more than twice to the police?

How many Domestic abuse victims from Dark European, white European and Asian ethnicity had reported more than twice to the police?


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see attached). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.


Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).  In order to locate and retrieve data in relation to white victims would exceed the FOI time limit.  The number of victims is too high, for example someone who was a victim on 01 Jan 2017 might have also been a victim in 2015 – but that would mean we would have to search back into previous years to find this out, which would take us over the FOI time limit.  We would have to run rolling 24 month searches one month at a time in order to locate and retrieve this information.