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Domestic Violence

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of domestic violence were reported to the police in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last three years, broken down by region. (204376)

Data on the number of domestic violence incidents reported to the police in England and Wales are collected as part of a Statutory Performance Indicator, over the past three years under the Police Performance Assessment Framework.

The number of domestic violence incidents for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 broken down by police force area in England and Wales is given in the following table.

Number of reported domestic violence incidents

Incidents

Force area

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

14,537

14,714

15,532

Bedfordshire

7,486

7,800

7,341

Cambridgeshire

1

7,081

7,501

Cheshire

4,115

6,709

5,161

City of London

102

83

96

Cleveland

9,689

12,493

6,083

Cumbria

5,568

3,809

4,372

Derbyshire

14,761

12,159

11,818

Devon and Cornwall

20,123

21,417

22,828

Dorset

4,016

4,962

5,458

Durham

8,904

8,218

8,163

Dyfed Powys

3,890

3,895

3,871

Essex

14,399

10,785

15,225

Gloucestershire

26,236

6,693

8,237

Greater Manchester

56,778

60,977

64,727

Gwent

4,329

4,787

6,757

Hampshire

18,787

1

22,682

Hertfordshire

12,783

10,514

10,926

Humberside

7,519

12,500

12,752

Kent

18,321

19,464

19,087

Lancashire

22,514

22,020

22,217

Leicestershire

3,375

12,935

9,918

Lincolnshire

7,117

5,965

4,912

Merseyside

17,605

23,292

25,568

Metropolitan Police

60,838

59,905

69,438

Norfolk

5,813

8,008

7,893

North Wales

1,551

4,819

10,188

North Yorkshire

4,660

4,276

5,986

Northamptonshire

7,012

2,818

7,850

Northumbria

22,879

22,871

24,277

Nottinghamshire

4,149

15,279

17,534

South Wales

14,797

16,791

15,421

South Yorkshire

5,225

6,276

17,825

Staffordshire

6,714

16,234

18,659

Suffolk

5,515

5,532

4,314

Surrey

11,563

12,498

11,742

Sussex

15,604

14,710

14,374

Thames Valley

14,884

18,124

16,391

Warwickshire

3,455

908

6,932

West Mercia

8,486

11,684

12,799

West Midlands

33,667

38,333

40,233

West Yorkshire

34,914

34,857

34,481

Wiltshire

9,067

6,710

6,600

Total3

547,511

593,905

664,169

1 Data not provided by force

2 January 2004 to December 2004

3 Excluding unavailable data