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Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN's)

Question

1. Please can you tell me how many domestic violence incidents have been recorded in your area for the time period 2015-16 and specifically for the period Jan 2017 to June 2017.  

2. Please can you provide the details of the number of domestic violence protection notices (DVPN’s) authorised and how many domestic violence protection orders (DVPO’s) applied for by the police (and subsequently granted by a magistrate) in your area for the period 2015-2016 and specifically for the period Jan 2017 to June 2017.

 3. Furthermore, please could you supply the number of breaches of DVPO’s again for 2015-2016 and for the period Jan 2017 to June 2017.

4. Finally, please could you provide details of any evaluation(s) conducted in relation to the ‘effectiveness' of DVPO and DVPN usage in your area.

In terms of the number of DV incidents this can be a total figure for each time frame (i.e. one for whole of 2016 and one for 2017 so far to end of June). In terms of the no. of DVPN’s authorised, no. of DVPO’s issued/granted and no. of breached DVPO’s, these can be a total figure for the calendar year 2016 and 2017 ( to June 2017). As I understand things, this information will now form part of the annual data return to the Home Office from 2017/2018, I hope this will not be too cumbersome a task.

In relation to Q.4, I would be grateful of any helpful information the force can provide on any evaluations it has undertaken on the success of DVPO’s in its area, just in brief, or via a link to anything it has published.

Answer

Q1. Please find the requested information in the table below:

Period

Count of domestic violence incidents

2016

29,179

Jan – Jun 2017

15,422

Q2 – Q3. Please find the requested information in the table below:

Please note that the information provided is provided from the information held within our legal services department. There may be further authorisations that have not yet been issued therefore not included in the figure above.

With reference to the number of orders breached, this figure relates to the number of breaches. An order may have been breached on more than one occasion. 

Period

DVPNs   Authorised

DVPOs   applied for

DVPOs   Granted

DVPO   breaches

2016

248

234

223

24

Jan – Jun   2017

131

125

123

17

We have not identified any information relevant to question 4.

FOI reference: 873/17.

Date of request: 17.07.17.