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Female Victims of Domestic Abuse (1437A/23)


Please provide the following information for the last available 12 months’ data in relation to:

All female victims of domestic abuse

All female victims of sexual offences

If you are unable to provide data for all female victims please provide the data for:

All victims of domestic abuse

All victims of sexual offences

The information sought is:

In what proportion of cases is the victim’s ethnicity recorded on the police electronic system?

What is the ethnic breakdown of those victims for whom ethnicity is recorded?


What is the ethnic breakdown of the population in your force area?

Please provide a copy of the last publication of information by your force to demonstrate compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty under the force’s specific duties under Regulation 4, Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.


To clarify question 4 of our request, we are asking to know if you have any publications which you could share with us. If there is none available, please reply that you do not have one under question 4.


Please find attached our response.

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.

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.