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Domestic Abuse (481A/21)

Request

1) how many incidents of violence against the person offences were flagged as domestic abuse-related in the last three financial years April 1st 2018- March 31st 2019, April 1st 2019- March 31st 2020, April 1st 2020- March 31st 2021? Please also say how many of these reports led to an a) an arrest and b) charges being brought against an individual.

2) how many incidents of stalking have been reported to the police in the last three financial years April 1st 2018- March 31st 2019, April 1st 2019- March 31st 2020, April 1st 2020- March 31st 2021? Please include the gender of the victim and also how many of these reports led to an a) an arrest and b) charges being brought against an individual.

3) how many incidents of sexual harassment have been reported to the police in the last three financial years April 1st 2018- March 31st 2019, April 1st 2019- March 31st 2020, April 1st 2020- March 31st 2021? Please include the gender of the victim and how many of these reports led to an a) an arrest and b) charges being brought against an individual.

Clarification received 01/04/2021:

I seek information related to the sexual offences act 2003, so anything that falls under that

Response

Please find attached our response and note that we are unable to answer questions a) of your request (how many of these reports led to an arrest) because arrest data is recorded on a separate database to recorded crimes, therefore we cannot match these up.

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.

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