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Domestic Abuse (1925A/23)


Please can you provide information on the number of domestic abuse incidents you have attended to between 2021-2022 and 2020-2021.


Please can you also provide information on the number of times coercive control was involved


We clarified on 13th Dec 2023 and you replied on 13th Dec 2023


In regards to Q1 I would like the figures for all incidents attended by West Midlands Police including ones were there was no crime reported.

Q2 Yes, I would like the recorded crimes the specific offence


Therefore, your amended request reads:


Q1. Please can you provide information on the number of domestic abuse incidents (incidents not crimes) you have attended to between 2021-2022 and 2020-2021


Q2. Between 2021-2022 and 2020-2021.

Please provide the number of recorded crimes for the following offence.


Engage in controlling / coercive behaviour in an intimate / family relationship”, CJS code SC15004; Home office code 008/67


Please find enclosed our response.


Question 1:


Fiscal Year Incidents Attended
Apr20-Mar21             25,606
Apr21-Mar22             28,479


Question 2:


Date Attempted – Engage in controlling/coercive behaviour in an intimate / family relationship. Engage in controlling/coercive behaviour in an intimate / family relationship. Total
2020-21 0 2,298 2,298
Apr-20 0 91 91
May-20 0 132 132
Jun-20 0 137 137
Jul-20 0 164 164
Aug-20 0 188 188
Sep-20 0 153 153
Oct-20 0 149 149
Nov-20 0 218 218
Dec-20 0 246 246
Jan-21 0 291 291
Feb-21 0 250 250
Mar-21 0 279 279
2021-22 1 3,985 3,986
Apr-21 0 254 254
May-21 0 363 363
Jun-21 0 323 323
Jul-21 1 374 375
Aug-21 0 349 349
Sep-21 0 342 342
Oct-21 0 297 297
Nov-21 0 374 374
Dec-21 0 290 290
Jan-22 0 356 356
Feb-22 0 333 333
Mar-22 0 330 330
Total 1 6,283 6,284



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 considered 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 considered 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.


As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.


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