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FOI outcomes assigned to domestic-abuse related offences

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to receive information regarding outcomes assigned to domestic-abuse related offences recorded in the year ending March 2018 for your police force.

Specifically, I would like to know:

1 – The total number of domestic-abuse related offences recorded by the force in the year ending March 31, 2018 (2017-18)

2 – The outcome of domestic-abuse related offences in the year ending March 31, 2018 (2017-18), listed by type/group in these categories:

- Charged/summonsed - (outcome number 1)
- Out-of-court (formal and informal) - (outcome numbers 2, 3, 6, 7, 8)
- Evidential difficulties (suspect identified; victim supports action) – (outcome number 15)
- Evidential difficulties (victim does not support action) – (outcome numbers 14, 16)
- Investigation complete – no suspect identified (outcome 18)
- Other – (outcome numbers 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21)
- Offences not yet assigned an outcome

Please give the figures as a total number and a percentage. For example:

2017-2018 Total domestic abuse-related offences: 1,000
OUTCOME
Charged/summonsed: 150 (15%)
Out of court (formal and informal): 20 (2%)
Evidential difficulties (suspect identified; victim supports action): 220 (22%)
Evidential difficulties (victim does not support action): 480 (48%)
Investigation complete – no suspect identified: 20 (2%)
Other – 40 (4%)
Offences not yet assigned an outcome 60 (6%)

I would like to receive this information in MS Excel 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.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,
Emma Youle

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

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Dear Ms Youle

Thank you for your requests for information which have been logged today.

ICO guidance on Section 12 of the FOI Act states that when calculating the costs of complying, we can aggregate (total) the costs of all related requests you receive within 60 working days from the same person.
In light of this your 4 requests have been aggregated as they relate to the same subject matter.

I would like to receive information regarding outcomes assigned to domestic-abuse related offences recorded in the year ending March 2018 for your police force.

Specifically, I would like to know:

1 – The total number of domestic-abuse related offences recorded by the force in the year ending March 31, 2018 (2017-18)

2 – The outcome of domestic-abuse related offences in the year ending March 31, 2018 (2017-18), listed by type/group in these categories:

- Charged/summonsed - (outcome number 1)
- Out-of-court (formal and informal) - (outcome numbers 2, 3, 6, 7, 8)
- Evidential difficulties (suspect identified; victim supports action) – (outcome number 15)
- Evidential difficulties (victim does not support action) – (outcome numbers 14, 16)
- Investigation complete – no suspect identified (outcome 18)
- Other – (outcome numbers 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21)
- Offences not yet assigned an outcome

Please give the figures as a total number and a percentage.

I would like to receive information regarding offences recorded as domestic homicides by the police force from 2014-15 to 2016-17 (i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17).

Specifically, I would like to know:

1 – How many domestic homicide offences have been recorded by the police force from 2014-15 to 2016-17?

2 – In each of these domestic homicide offences, was there one or more previous calls to police flagged with a domestic violence marker?

I would like to receive information regarding domestic-abuse related offences.

Specifically, I would like to know:

1 – Total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force in 2017-18

2 – Total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force in 2017-18 that resulted in arrests or charges/summons

3 – Total number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by the force in 2017-18 that resulted in arrests or charges/summons that also had a previous logged call for assistance with a DV marker recorded
I would like to receive information regarding reports to police of breaches of non-molestation or restraining orders.

Specifically, I would like to know:

1 – Total number of recorded reports to police of breaches of non-molestation or restraining orders in 2016-17 and 2017-18 (broken down by year).

2 – The recorded outcome of the above cases. For example:
- Arrest made
- Charges/summons
- No action taken

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.

In some circumstances West Yorkshire Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed at the earliest opportunity.

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Gemma Burton
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
01924 296006

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Good Afternoon,

 

Please find attached a response in relation to your request:

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Rebecca Fawcett

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Tel: 01924 296006

 

 

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Dear E. Youle,

 

Please see the attached document in relation to your internal review
request.

 

Kind regards

Emily Dawson

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