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Domestic Violence and Coercive Behaviour Incidents Since 2009

Question

I am looking to find out the following information for these years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.          

 

The queries in question are:

 

1. The number of incidents reported that were flagged as domestic violence, broken down by year and gender (male/ female/ other)

 

2. Of the incidents reported in question 1,  how many resulted in official charges, broken down by year AND gender of the victim

 

3. Of the charges brought for crimes flagged as domestic violence, how many were taken forward to prosecution, broken down by year AND gender of the victim

 

4. The number of incidents reported of “controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship” under the Serious Crime Bill, broken down by year and gender of victim

 

5. the number of charges brought under: “controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship” under the Serious Crime Bill. broken down by year and gender of victim

 

6. How many charges of “controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship” under the Serious Crime Bill that proceeded to prosecution, broken down by year and gender of victim

Answer

Please see the number of domestic violence flagged incidents reported in the table below:

Year

Count reported occurrences

2009

19657

2010

19123

2011

18237

2012

18455

2013

18603

2014

23223

2015

24728

2016

27653

2017

16839

With reference to the gender breakdown, we are only able to provide this for those reported incidents that have been recorded as a crime, i.e. when a victim has been recorded.

Please see this breakdown below:

Year

Current Crime Type

Count crime

2009

Crime

8939

2010

Crime

8312

2011

Crime

7982

2012

Crime

7996

2013

Crime

8062

2014

Crime

9557

2015

Crime

12163

2016

Crime

15994

2017

Crime

9725

Please see the victim gender breakdown below. Some victim genders have not been recorded. The total number of crimes with the victim gender recorded has also been provided for reference. 

Victim Gender

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Female

6425

6478

6225

6225

6309

7385

9061

11023

6657

Indeterminate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3

Male

1662

1565

1526

1589

1619

2005

2655

3508

2127

Unknown/not recorded

852

 269

231

182

134

167

447

1461

938

Total crimes with victim gender recorded

8087

8043

7751

7814

7928

9390

11716

14533

8787

Q2. Please see the table below for the number dv crimes that have a charge or summons. 

Victim Gender

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Female

1731

2291

2218

2043

2036

2253

1998

1852

653

Male

279

309

312

297

300

304

316

290

93

Unknown

5

2

4

2

5

4

4

8

1

blank

167

65

61

65

41

49

54

90

49

Total

2182

2667

2595

2407

2382

2610

2372

2240

796

Q3. The figures requested for question 3 are the same as those provided for question 2 above as once a charge is brought, the prosecution process commences.

Q4. Please see the number of reports of Engage in Controlling/Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate Family Relationship in the table below. Please note that this became a specific offence on 29th December 2015.

Victim Gender

2016

2017

Female

148

141

Male

12

7

Unknown

1

 

Not recorded

18

18

Total

179

166

Q5. Please see the number that resulted in a charge in the table below:

Victim Gender

2016

2017

Female

6

10

Male

1

 

Blank

 

1

Total

7

11

Q6. The figures requested for question 6 are the same as those provided for question 5 above as once a charge is brought, the prosecution process commences.

FOI reference: 924/17.
Date of request: 26.07.17.