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Domestic Violence

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in the number of domestic violence incidents in each police force area in each of the last five years was. (291747)

The available data are given in the following table.

Number of domestic violence incidents by police force area and annual percentage changes

Incidents

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Avon and Somerset

11,215

14,364

14,714

15,532

10,719

12,513

Bedfordshire

7,749

3,984

7,800

7,341

7,289

8,095

Cambridgeshire

5,959

4,833

7,081

6,874

8,908

11,353

Cheshire

7,685

4,793

10,038

6,544

4,865

5,491

Cleveland

9,892

11,429

12,493

10,845

10,879

12,205

Cumbria

4,343

4,937

3,809

4,372

4,515

4,700

Derbyshire

13,668

14,761

12,159

11,818

16,425

17,145

Devon and Cornwall

19,331

20,123

21,417

13,973

23,789

25,872

Dorset

3,644

4,016

4,962

5,458

5,867

6,517

Durham

8,262

8,904

8,218

8,163

8,615

8,219

Dyfed-Powys

3,775

3,960

15,877

9,758

2,836

2,201

Essex

14,321

15,189

15,082

15,225

17,826

24,668

Gloucestershire

2,556

6,187

6,407

8,237

8,921

8,697

Greater Manchester

58,500

56,778

60,977

64,727

35,971

54,055

Gwent

2,196

2,192

2,249

2,229

7,399

9,605

Hampshire

19,281

18,787

25,733

23,447

22,912

21,234

Hertfordshire

6,731

6,068

10,755

10,926

11,280

11,780

Humberside

6,069

7,711

12,500

12,752

13,444

12,536

Kent

16,372

18,321

19,355

18,495

20,141

20,710

Lancashire

23,089

24,813

22,020

22,360

23,030

25,518

Leicestershire

13,160

12,918

73,393

24,439

9,033

10,651

Lincolnshire

2,130

1,471

2,515

6,110

5,712

7,125

London, City of

93

102

83

97

116

243

Merseyside

32,052

23,857

23,565

25,568

29,033

30,169

Metropolitan Police

106,879

91,619

96,903

67,201

84,026

120,720

Norfolk

8,151

7,937

8,632

7,893

6,241

7,097

Northamptonshire

6,435

7,012

2,818

6,780

9,586

10,479

Northumbria

22,325

22,879

22,867

23,262

25,803

26,809

North Wales

4,930

7,203

7,807

9,682

9,860

9,434

North Yorkshire

4,367

4,926

4,870

5,759

5,466

5,891

Nottinghamshire

12,032

12,026

13,738

17,534

19,166

19,657

South Wales

14,986

14,402

16,791

15,421

16,196

18,423

South Yorkshire

5,685

13,031

16,582

17,819

16,027

15,829

Staffordshire

6,354

8,139

16,234

17,672

18,584

19,333

Suffolk

4,800

5,515

5,515

5,339

6,061

6,021

Surrey

7,811

11,563

12,498

11,528

10,803

10,779

Sussex

14,096

15,631

8,336

14,430

15,877

18,872

Thames Valley

12,693

14,793

17,759

16,744

26,383

26,759

Warwickshire

4,434

3,455

4,168

6,014

7,305

7,908

West Mercia

8,897

10,007

10,642

11,775

13,241

15,100

West Midlands

39,835

38,355

39,729

40,233

37,897

40,980

West Yorkshire

34,505

34,914

34,857

34,400

30,276

28,412

Wiltshire

5,930

5,990

6,710

6,600

6,433

6,242

Percentage changes

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Avon and Somerset

28

2

6

-31

17

Bedfordshire

-49

96

-6

-1

11

Cambridgeshire

-19

47

-3

30

27

Cheshire

-38

109

-35

-26

13

Cleveland

16

9

-13

0

12

Cumbria

14

-23

15

3

4

Derbyshire

8

-18

-3

39

4

Devon and Cornwall

4

6

-35

70

9

Dorset

10

24

10

7

11

Durham

8

-8

-1

6

-5

Dyfed-Powys

5

301

-39

-71

-22

Essex

6

-1

1

17

38

Gloucestershire

142

4

29

8

-3

Greater Manchester

-3

7

6

-44

50

Gwent

0

3

-1

232

30

Hampshire

-3

37

-9

-2

-7

Hertfordshire

-10

77

2

3

4

Humberside

27

62

2

5

-7

Kent

12

6

-4

9

3

Lancashire

7

-11

2

3

11

Leicestershire

-2

468

-67

-63

18

Lincolnshire

-31

71

143

-7

25

London, City of

10

-19

17

20

110

Merseyside

-26

-1

9

14

4

Metropolitan Police

-14

6

-31

25

44

Norfolk

-3

9

-9

-21

14

Northamptonshire

9

-60

141

41

9

Northumbria

2

0

2

11

4

North Wales

46

8

24

2

-4

North Yorkshire

13

-1

18

-5

8

Nottinghamshire

0

14

28

9

3

South Wales

-4

17

-8

5

14

South Yorkshire

129

27

7

-10

-1

Staffordshire

28

99

9

5

4

Suffolk

15

0

-3

14

-1

Surrey

48

8

-8

-6

0

Sussex

11

-47

73

10

19

Thames Valley

17

20

-6

58

1

Warwickshire

-22

21

44

21

8

West Mercia

12

6

11

12

14

West Midlands

-4

4

1

-6

8

West Yorkshire

1

0

-1

-12

-6

Wiltshire

1

12

-2

-3

-3

Notes:

1. All data are provisional and unverified

2. Data are estimated. Where data are estimated, corresponding percentage changes are based on those estimates