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Domestic Violence: Arrests

Volume 670: debated on Monday 14 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will provide arrest figures for acts of domestic violence in each police force area, over the most recent period for which figures are available. [HL1486]

Numbers of reported domestic violence incidents where an arrest was made have been collected from police forces since 31 March 2003 as one of the suite of best value performance indicators for police forces. Not all forces have been able to provide the information on domestic violence arrests. Those that have are listed in the following table.

Police force areaDomestic violence arrests year to 31 March 2004
Avon and Somerset1,936
Bedfordshire1,911
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire1,972
Cleveland2,143
Cumbria904
Derbyshire
Devon and Cornwall3,665
Dorset702
Durham1,867
Police force areaDomestic violence arrests year Police force area to 31 March 2004
Dyfed-Powys1,238
Essex2,041
Gloucestershire
Greater Manchester5,490
Gwent358
Hampshire2,555
Hertfordshire
Humberside977
Kent4,738
Lancashire5,716
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire968
London, City of23
Merseyside7,395
Metropolitan Police6,118
Norfolk1,781
Northamptonshire456
Northumbria5,549
North Wales
North Yorkshire845
Nottinghamshire
South Wales3,156
South Yorkshire906
Staffordshire6,063
Suffolk248
Surrey1,634
Sussex4,778
Thames Valley1,330
Warwickshire
West Mercia
West Midlands8,594
West Yorkshire8,571
Wiltshire1,282