For each and every financial year between 2015-16 and 2018-19, please could you provide me with:
1. The total number of domestic abuse incidents reported to your force versus the total number subsequently recorded as a domestic abuse crime.
2. For each domestic abuse crime in Q1, could you specify the gender of the victim as either male, female, transgender, or unknown.
3. For the domestic abuse crimes in Q1 involving only male victims, could you specify:
3a. Their exact age and not ‘18-24’, for example.
3b. The relationship between the victim and the alleged perpetrator (i.e. partner, parent, relative etc)
3c. The gender and age of the alleged perpetrator.
4. The five most common crimes against a male victim reported to you falling within the domestic abuse marker (i.e. assault, sexual assault, harassment, etc.)
Please find attached our response.
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.