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Domestic Violence

Home Department written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Labour, Salford and Eccles

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the classification and recording of convictions for offences against a partner as domestic violence offences.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) already records domestic violence convictions. The recently published CPS Violence Against Women and Girls Crime Report shows that in the last year (2010-11) the proportion of defendants convicted for domestic violence offences has stayed steady at 72%, against an 11 % increase in both the volume of defendants prosecuted (82,187) and convicted (59,101).

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