Death rate dating violence
This report has been released prior to the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
We have produced this statistical bulletin, working in collaboration with: This bulletin covers the different stages of the criminal justice process for cases of domestic abuse as well as bringing together a selection of data on service provision for victims of domestic abuse (see Annex 1: Stages of the criminal justice process for more information).
This in part reflects police forces improving their identification and recording of domestic abuse incidents as crimes and an increased willingness by victims to come forward.
However, the majority of cases do not come to the attention of the police, and many of those that do, do not result in a conviction for the perpetrator of the abuse.Referrals can be made by a number of different agencies (or by the victim directly) so provision of these services may not be reliant on the reporting of domestic abuse to the police.This also means they may not necessarily result in a criminal justice outcome for the victim.The police recorded 599,549 domestic abuse-related crimes in the year ending March 2018.This was an increase of 23% from the previous year.