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Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Offences and Arrests

Question

Please supply figures to show: -

  1. The number of crimes reported in the past three years which were classified by the police as domestic violence
  2. The number of arrests made in relation to these crimes
  3. The number of successful prosecutions made

Please provide the data by email in an Excel spreadsheet and include by year and an overall average. Please also include % rates.

  1. Please also provide the number of crimes reported under the new coercive control offence since its inception
  2. The number of arrests and
  3. The successful prosecutions in relation to this.

Answer

Please see the tables below for our response to Q1 & 4. The figures provided in respect of Q1 are the number of crimes that have been ‘flagged’ internally as domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse flagged crime

Year

Count of Crime Occurrences

2014

9579

2015

12133

2016

15897

Engage in Controlling/Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate Family Relationship 

Occurrence Created Year

Count of Crime Occurrences

2015

1

2016

174

2017

5

Sum:

180

Please see the table below for our response to Q2, 3, 5 & 6. 

2014

2015

2016

Q2

4338

3703

4477

Q3

1743

1930

1788

Q5

n/a

1

72

Q6

n/a

0

8

The freedom of Information act allows a right of access to recorded information.  For the purpose of the act information that is recorded/ documented can be disclosed. Information will not be held for the purpose of the act where it relates to for example, understanding, knowledge and opinion and is not recorded.

There is no obligation for the Constabulary to create information to satisfy a request.  In this instance we would need to create an answer to provide you with the overall average and % rates. As such the answer is not recorded.

FOI reference: 026/17.

Date of request: 06.01.17.