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Domestic Violence (854A/21)


A breakdown of the figures of the total number of domestic violence reports to your Police Force between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021

Please break down the figures into gender (male and female) as follows:

  1. Named suspect identified: Evidential difficulties prevent further action, victim does not support (or has withdrawn from) police action
  2. Named suspect identified, victim supports police action but evidential difficulties prevent further action
  3. Charge or summons
  4. Investigation complete: No suspect identified. Crime investigated as far as reasonably possible – Case closed pending further investigative opportunities becoming available
  5. Charge/ Summons for alternative offence
  6. Named suspect not identified, the crime is confirmed by the victim either declines or is unable to support further police investigation to identify offender
  7. Postal charge
  8. Caution adult including conditional caution
  9. Other agency takes primacy
  10. Community resolution
  11. Postal charge with alternative offence
  12. Adult caution with alternative offence
  13. Sufficient evidence to charge, but police decided not in the public interest to prosecute
  14. Suspect identified but prosecution time limit expired – 5 years ago
  15. Named suspect identified, but police decide investigation not in the public interest
  16. Non crime
  17. Prosecution prevented, named suspect identified but is too ill (physical or mental health) to prosecute
  18. The offender has died
  19. Charge
  20. Youth caution with alternative offence


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.