To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions for offences relating to domestic violence there were in (i) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (ii) Cambridgeshire, (iii) the East of England and (iv) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of victims of the offences were (A) male and (B) female.
I have been asked to reply.
The following table shows the number of defendants in domestic violence proceedings, prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), whose case was completed in each of the three years for which reliable data are available. The table also shows the number and the proportion which resulted in a conviction and in an unsuccessful outcome.
No separate data are held for the hon. Member's constituency. The data provided represent the domestic violence cases prosecuted by the Northern Prosecution Team within CPS Cambridgeshire, which covers the city of Peterborough and surrounding villages. These cases comprise part of the data shown in the next section of the table covering the whole of CPS Cambridgeshire. Figures are also provided for the Eastern Group of the CPS, comprising Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk; and for England and Wales as a whole.
The CPS capacity to record data relating to the gender of victims of crime is under development. In those cases where gender was recorded nationally during 2007-08, 85.7 per cent. of victims of domestic violence were women and 14.3 per cent. were men. No comparable figures are held for CPS Cambridgeshire.
The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally.
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.
From these centrally reported data we are not able to identify specific offences from within the main offence groups.
|Domestic violence prosecutions|
|Northern Prosecution Team of CPS Cambridgeshire (Peterborough)|
|CPS Eastern Group( 1)|
|CPS England and Wales|
|(1 )Comprising Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk|