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Domestic Abuse (2023_15)


Please provide details of partner on partner crime annually from 2010 onwards.

Please provide statistics regarding year, type (e.g. threatening behaviour, grievous bodily harm), and severity of incidents, if available. Please also provide statistics on the outcome of cases where available (e.g. case dropped; conviction, etc.).
If the above categories are not available in an easily retrievable format (i.e. the cost of searching through records is likely to exceed the ‘appropriate level’ dictated by Freedom of Information laws), please split the numbers into these categories: male victims of domestic abuse/violence – female victims of domestic abuse/violence.

2. The rank/designation of police personnel who may be involved during the investigation of a domestic abuse case, and a brief description of their capacity (e.g. administrative support, decision making role, etc.). Please also provide the number of given personnel who serve at the police constabulary/service.

3. Training available (mandatory / CPD / etc.) to personnel regarding the handling of domestic abuse cases, and the level of emphasis male victims of domestic abuse receive during this training. The number of personnel and their designation who have undertaken such training.
4. The normal course of case progression of a domestic abuse incident from it being reported to the police to reaching any outcome; including, if available:
a. the designation of personnel who may be involved at each stage,
b. those personnel’s decision making capacities.




Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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.