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Date Responded 12 February 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:

All points below relate to the financial year 2018/19 ( 31.03.18 to 01.04.19)

  1. How many reports of domestic abuse were received
  2. How many reports of domestic abuse did Police attend
  3. How many women were victims of domestic abuse related offences ?
  4. How many men were victims of domestic abuse related offences ?
  5. How many men were arrested for domestic abuse related offences?
  6. How many women were arrested for domestic abuse related offences?
  7. How many alleged perpetrators were charged with domestic abuse related offences?

In Response:

The below caveats should be noted when reviewing the figures provided.

Points 1 and 2 have been answered using incident data (reports) rather than crime data.  This covers all cases wherein an incident has been reported, whether or not it has then been logged as a crime.

Points 3 to 7 have been answered using crime data.

This is in line with the terminology of your request.

Victim or Offender gender is not always listed. There are a large number of both listed as either "U" (unknown) or blank.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

With all the above noted I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. 45955
  2. 42045
  3. 25979
  4. 7507
  5. 7918
  6. 1166
  7. 2918
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