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Coercive Control Reported Crimes and Charges


The Serious crime Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 3 March 2015 and coercive control became a criminal offence as of 29 December 2015.

This request is being made of all 43 police forces. 

Q1. Since the 29 December 2015 and 31 January 2016, how many incidents of coercive control have been formally recorded as crimes.

Q2. Of those recorded crimes, what was the disposal of each case e.g. Charge, Caution, No Further action etc.

Q3. Of those charged, what was the outcome and whether the case was dealt with at the Magistrates or Crown Court.


Q1. Eight crimes have been recorded in the specified timeframe.

Q2. One resulted in a caution, one resulted in no further action and six cases are ongoing.

Q3. There have been no charges.



FOI Ref: 225/16

Date of Request: 08.02.16