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Domestic Violence (539.2016-17)

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Request:

Q1. Between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016, against how many perpetrators were complaints of domestic violence made in your police authority?

1a. In how many of the above instances (Q1) was the outcome a Caution?

1b. In how many of the above instances (Q1) was the outcome a Fixed Penalty Notice?

1c. In how many of the above instances (Q1) was the outcome ‘No Action’?

1d. In how many of the above instances (Q1) did the victim/accuser withdraw their support from a prosecution or retract their allegation?

Q2. Between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2015, against how many perpetrators were complaints of domestic violence made in your police authority?

2a. In how many of the above instances (Q2) was the outcome a caution?

2b. In how many of the above instances (Q2) was the outcome a Fixed Penalty Notice?

2c. In how many of the above instances (Q2) was the outcome ‘No Action’?

2d. In how many of the above instances (Q2) did the victim/accuser withdraw their support from a prosecution or retract their allegation?

Response:

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I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

1) Between 1 January and 30 June 2016, 1789 reports were received by North Yorkshire Police of violence against the person with a domestic marker, and between 1 January and 30 June 2015, 1563 such reports were received. For 1a – 1d, and 2a – 2d, please see table overleaf displaying the breakdown by outcome and year:

 

Outcome 2016 2015
01-Charged/Summonsed 392 341
02-Caution – youths 16 19
03-Caution – adults 129 141
08-Community Resolution 20 29
09-Not in public interest (CPS) 6 3
10-Not in public interest (Police) 148 137
11-Prosecution prevented – suspect under age 2 1
12-Prosecution prevented – suspect ill 4 0
13-Prosecution prevented – victim/key witness dead/ill 1 0
14-Evidential difficulties victim based – suspect not identified 6 8
15-Evidential difficulties prevent further action; victim supports police action 356 279
16-Evidential difficulties prevent further action; victim does not support police action 591 586
17-Prosecution time limit expired 5 4
18-Investigation complete – no suspect identified 14 9
21-No Investigation – Not in public interest (Police) 16 0
Blank * 83 6
Total 1789 1563

 

 

* Where the record is currently blank, this means it remains under investigation, or the offender may have been charged with a separate offence.

Last modified: December 20, 2016