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Coercive Behaviour - 335/20

Date Responded 20 March 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Since 1 April 2017 to the present date:

  1. How many reports were made in which controlling or coercive behaviour was the principal offence?
  2. How many of those reports resulted in the arrest of the suspect?
  3. How many of those reports resulted in charges against the suspect?
  4. How many of those reports resulted in no further action against the suspect? If possible, please provide the reason behind each decision.
  5. How many of those suspects went on to commit domestic homicide against their intimate partner?

Please provide a breakdown by year and gender of both the suspect and victim in response to each question

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please note that the data supplied below is from 1 April 2017 to 25 February 2020.

1  There have been 937 instances of controlling or coercive behaviour that have been crimed within the period specified.

 

Arrests

Victims

Year

F

M

F

M

2017

32

254

262

24

2018

42

505

510

28

2019

11

106

103

10

 

Please note that some of these instances have multiple suspects logged.

2  There have been 69 arrests regarding controlling or coercive behaviour within the period specified.

 

Arrests

Victims

Year

F

M

F

M

2017

3

22

22

3

2018

1

33

34

0

2019

0

10

10

0

 

3  32 of the above noted 69 cases resulted in charges being brought.

 

Arrests

Victims

Year

F

M

F

M

2017

1

12

11

2

2018

1

16

17

0

2019

0

3

3

0

 

4  None of the above noted 69 cases resulted in a disposal of "NFA" or No Further Action.

5  No suspects when on to commit domestic homicide against their intimate partner.

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