Domestic abuse crime data broken down by ethnicity

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To whom it may regard,

My name is Carly Roberts and I'm using a What Do They Know account, shared by Claire Wilde and Harriet Clugston.

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like data on the total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force between 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the victim’s ethnicity.

Please send me:

1). The number and type of crime outcomes recorded for domestic-abuse related offences*, broken down by sex and ethnicity of the victim, and the nature of the offence – eg psychological, physical, sexual or emotional. Please only include offences that have been assigned an outcome, and group them by the year the outcome was recorded rather than the year the crime took place.

2). Of the cases that resulted in a charge or summons in part 1 of this request (by year the outcome was recorded), please provide a breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the suspect, whilst retaining the breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the victim

3). The number of times a suspect was arrested in relation to a domestic abuse-related offence, broken down by the sex and ethnicity of the suspect and of the victim

4). The number of women who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

5). The number of women who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

6). The number of men who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

7). The number of men who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

Many thanks, Carly Roberts.

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry ref: 12995-21

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry received by this office on 4th June.

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Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Dear Ms Roberts,

Enquiry Ref: 12995/2021

I write in connection with your request for information dated 4th June 2021 and received by this office on that date. Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying, your patience is appreciated.

Below are the questions raised in your request and our response?

I would like data on the total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force between 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the victim’s ethnicity.
Please send me:
1) The number and type of crime outcomes recorded for domestic-abuse related offences*, broken down by sex and ethnicity of the victim, and the nature of the offence – eg psychological, physical, sexual or emotional.
Please only include offences that have been assigned an outcome, and group them by the year the outcome was recorded rather than the year the crime took place.
2) Of the cases that resulted in a charge or summons in part 1 of this request (by year the outcome was recorded), please provide a breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the suspect, whilst retaining the breakdown of the sex and ethnicity of the victim
3) The number of times a suspect was arrested in relation to a domestic abuse-related offence, broken down by the sex and ethnicity of the suspect and of the victim
a) We have made enquiries with the PQR Performance Team analysts and they have provided all of the information they have been able to retrieve in the attached document.
4) The number of women who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity
5) The number of women who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity
6) The number of men who sought a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity
7) The number of men who were granted a domestic abuse protection order, by ethnicity
a) With regards to questions 4, 5, 6 and 7 we must advise you that we only have names of those who sought a DVPO there is no other data such as the crime reference etc.

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format.

Please note any statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response or 40 working days, if extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

We have made every effort to ensure a response was provided within statutory deadlines, however due to current circumstances delays have been unavoidable. If your response was late we apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused and thank you for your patience. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
E-mail: [email address]

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