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Domestic Abuse (1A/24)


Can you please provide the details of the number of Domestic Abuse Victims reporting to your Police Authority broken down as follows?

For the period 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023 inclusive by Age, Ethnic Origin and Gender.

For ease of reference, please incorporate a summary total by Age, Ethnic Origin and Gender both Force Wide and by Police Division.


 I am writing to confirm receipt of your response (“Refusal Notice”) for the reasons stated.

Can you kindly reconsider your position as the information has been provided to me on a cyclical basis since 2012?

I have attached your most recent response (FOI 2A/23) for your ease of reference

I look forward to receiving your favourable response in due course.


Please find attached our response.

Please note: This information is only available due to the fact that we have made additional enquiries and established that the data has since been created in order to provide the Home Office return.  This is the only reason that we have been able to provide this data which is being given as gesture of goodwill and in order to assist you.

Please be aware this does not set a precedent and it cannot be assumed that this data will be available for future requests, as detailed in our original response it does exceed the 18 hours to locate and retrieve this information.

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.

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.