Domestic Violence: Sentencing
Stella Creasy (Walthamstow, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) if he will publish details of the numbers and lengths of sentences for crimes involving domestic violence in each of the last five years for which figures are available;
(2) if he will publish details of the number of repeat offenders convicted for crimes involving domestic violence and the sentences they received in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Prisons and Probation), Justice; Reigate, Conservative)
Data held centrally on the Court Proceedings Database do not include information about all the circumstances behind each case other than which may be identified from a statute. It is not possible to specifically identify offences of domestic violence from other offences of assault.
The Police National Computer (PNC) does not include information about the circumstances behind each case and it is not possible to identify which convictions for repeat offenders for violence against the person were specifically for domestic violence offences.