Domestic Abuse (329A/21)
For the years 2017 2018 2019 could you please provide the numbers of callouts to the West Midlands police to domestic abuse cases between intimate partners or former partners, to each of the county’s divisions. Accepting that a number of call-outs will have been by third parties, please, as far as possible, break these down into the gender of the caller, the assumed victim and assumed perpetrator and the outcomes of the intervention in terms of whether a male or female was arrested, cautioned or NFA’d.
If figures are available, again broken into male and female, how many individuals were later prosecuted.
Please find attached our response.
Please note: We were unable to get caller data as the person reporting role type is rarely completed.
The suspect and victim data totals differ as the suspect data also includes state based offences (Victim Regina).
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.
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