Domestic Violence

Justice written question – answered on 8th December 2010.

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Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Conservative, Lincoln

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people of each sex were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for domestic abuse offences in (i) Lincolnshire and (ii) England and Wales in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

Information collated centrally by the Ministry of Justice holds details on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales. It does not include the circumstances of each case or hold specific information on offences beyond descriptions provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought. It is not possible to separately identify domestic violence offences from other offences of assault and violence against the person.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service has provided data relating to the number of persons proceeded against and found guilty in Lincolnshire and England and Wales for the prescribed periods. This information is as follows.

Crown Prosecution Service-defendants prosecuted for domestic violence crimes
(i) Table 1: CPS Lincolnshire
2008-09 2009-10
Convictions Unsuccessful Convictions Unsuccessful
Number Percentage Number Percentage Total prosecutions Number Percentage Number Percentage Total prosecutions
Female 25 67.6 12 32.4 37 28 84.8 5 15.2 33
Male 434 76.8 131 23.2 565 383 77.8 109 22.2 492
Unknown 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0
Total defendants 459 76.2 143 23.8 602 411 78.3 114 21.7 525
(ii) Table 2: England and Wales
2008-09 2009-10
Convictions Unsuccessful Convictions Unsuccessful
Number Percentage Number Percentage Total prosecutions Number Percentage Number Percentage Total prosecutions
Female 2,968 69.6 1,298 30.4 4,266 3,494 68.8 1,588 31.2 5,082
Male 45,484 72.4 17,321 27.6 62,805 49,843 72.2 19,176 27.8 69,019
Unknown 13 56.5 10 43.5 23 10 83.3 2 16.7 12
Total defendants 48,465 72.2 18,629 27.8 67,094 53,347 72.0 20,766 28.0 74,113

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David Reabow
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 1:45 pm (Report this annotation)

The gross injustice here is that far too few women were ever persued. The police blatently refuse to have anything to do with cases against women. I suspect that many of the cases against men should actually have been against the women involved instead.

This an area of law that MP Raabs "feminist Bigots" have already taken over the policies and procedures of the police and courts.
I have seen first hand how easily a womens lies can have a man included in these statistics, along with his life, reputation and finances ruined. Yet the police refuse to look at her abuse of the law, the courts, police time or the man (never mind the VERY significant cost to the tax payer!). Sadly her abuse (and most women commiting abuse) will never be included.

I know everything around DV (media, feminist group noise etc) is aimed at making men look like evil abusers. Your means of reporting these stats once again implies that all men accused are guilty yet some unsuccessfully tried.
Note: The law states you are INNOCENT unless you are found guilty.
So your claims of "Unsuccessful" convictions should really say "INNOCENT", as I'm sure most of them are!
Once again, it's a pity their accusers (mostly lying women) will rarely be investigated or recorded in your stats.

Am I wrong or is it no longer a crime for a women to waste police time, commit perjury in court, falsely acuse (and therefor abuse) a man? The police and courts don't seem to think it is anymore.

Time for a change?