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Domestic Violence

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic violence incidents dealt with by police in (a) England and Wales, (b) Luton and (c) Bedfordshire in the last five years involved (i) repeat victims and (ii) repeat visits to the same address. (76730)

Data for the number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months are available from 2002-03 for Luton and Bedfordshire and given in the following table. Data are not available for England and Wales as a whole. Information on repeat visits to the same address is not collected centrally.

Number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months

Luton

Bedfordshire

2002-03

1,890

2,962

2003-04

1,818

3,295

2004-05

1,924

3,287

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the trend over the last five years in the number of repeat victims in cases of domestic violence investigated by police in (a) England and Wales, (b) Luton and (c) Bedfordshire. (76731)

Between 2002-03 and 2004-05, the number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months has risen by under 2 per cent. in Luton and 11 per cent. in Bedfordshire. Data are not available for England and Wales as a whole.