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Domestic Violence: Greater Manchester

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of offences related to domestic violence in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. (305101)

I have been asked to reply.

The following number of people have been convicted of offences relating to domestic violence in Bolton in each of the last four years:

Convictions

2006

222

2007

225

2008

221

2009

281

The following number of people have been convicted of offences relating to domestic violence in Greater Manchester in each of the last four years:

Convictions

2006

2,188

2007

2,873

2008

2,992

2009

3,111

Due to improvements made in respect of domestic violence identification from 2006, no complete or comparable data are available for earlier periods.