Domestic Violence - 423/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 20/07/2010
Date of response: 04/08/2010
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I'm trying to find out the figures for recorded domestic violence incidents in the Northumbria Force area for each year stretching back over the last five years or so, up to the most recent figures you have. I'd like the figures on incidents rather than the amount of calls you received, please.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
The figures below relate to domestic abuse incidents reported to Northumbria Police. A reported incident can vary from a very minor verbal altercation up to a serious physical assault. Not all reported incidents result in a criminal offence.
|Period||No of Incidents|
|April 2005 - March 2006||22,872|
|April 2006 - March 2007||24,011|
|April 2007 - March 2008||25,659|
|April 2008 - March 2009||26,650|
|April 2009 - March 2010||27,792|
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