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Domestic Violence: Arrests

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets police forces have for arrests following reports of domestic violence. (296337)

No national targets are set for police forces on arrest rates following reports of domestic violence. Domestic violence remains a serious crime.

All police forces have measures in place to ensure that officers are aware of domestic violence and have the knowledge and skills to deal with it effectively. In 2004 the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) issued guidance on investigating domestic violence to all police forces and rolled out training on the guidance for all officers including compulsory sessions for all probationer police officers.