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Domestic Abuse (812A/23)


Under the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the following information for the period for April-March for each year 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21:

  1. The number of domestic abuse-related incidents at the local authority level;
  2. The number of domestic abuse-related crimes at the local authority level;

Please note that “domestic abuse-related incidents” refer to domestic abuse cases reported to/investigated by the police that did not result in a recorded crime under the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS). “domestic abuse-related crimes” refer to crimes recorded under the NCRS flagged as domestic abuse-related.

If local authority level data is not available, I request the data at the police division level. For your convenience, I have provided a list of local authorities in your policing area:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton


Please find attached (812A_23_attachment).

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.