Domestic abuse statistics

S. Strathbow made this Freedom of Information request to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Pursuant to the above legislation, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information from the periods of 1st December 2006 to 30th November 2009 in relation to the Inverness area:

1. The number of cases reported to the Procurator Fiscal which had a domestic abuse element.

2. Of those cases,please provide a breakdown of what action was taken, i.e fiscal fine, prosecution etc

3. Please provide a breakdown of the categories of the alleged offences - breach of peace, assault, etc.

4. Of those cases prosecuted, how many resulted in
a conviction/plea of guilt?

5. Of those cases, how many are still pending a court decision?

6. Of those cases prosecuted, please provide a breakdown of the penalties issued for convictions/guilty pleas.

Thank you for your time in considering my request. If the cost of obtaining the information will exceed the cost stipulated in the Act, please provide as much information as possible within the cost or advise me if I will need to submit seperate requests for each query.

Yours faithfully,

S. Strathbow

FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail. Your e-mail is receiving attention and we aim to provide you with a response within the statutory timescale for reply. This is 20 working days for requests submitted under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and 40 calendar days for subject access requests submitted under the Data Protection Act 1998.

FOI Enquiries
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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Dear S Strathbow

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22 October. I now attach a response.

Yours sincerely

FOI Enquiries
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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S. Strathbow left an annotation ()

Wow - Thank you for the clear and concise response. I'm very grateful.

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