FOI request for PSNI forms submitted about partners domestic violence history since 2014.

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Dear West Midlands Police,

I am looking to find out how many PSNI forms have been submitted to request criminal history of domestic violence since Clare's Law was passed in 2014.

Also, if you could send records of reports of domestic violence in the UK from 2010-2014, and post-2014 to compare how successful the law has been.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Lowes

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Dear Ms Lowes

 

 

 

FOI Request Reference: 019306/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 30/10/2018

 

REQUEST

 

I am looking to find out how many PSNI forms have been submitted to
request criminal history of domestic violence since Clare's Law was passed
in 2014.

 

Also, if you could send records of reports of domestic violence in the UK
from 2010-2014, and post-2014 to compare how successful the law has been. 

 

 

 

RESPONSE

 

There have been 894 PSNI forms submitted from March 2014 – October 2018.

 

Total recorded crimes for Domestic Abuse:

 

From April 2010 – 2014 to March 2014 is 53,872

From March 2014 – to October 2018 is 85,658

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing
numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily
indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition,
the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time
can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on
incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of
future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and
complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been
extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police
purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is
subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes
and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting
those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of
data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of
figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken
into account when those data are used.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

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