Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Responds to ONS Domestic Abuse Stats
“It is clear from this latest crime survey that women remain disproportionately affected by domestic abuse, and this is why the Mayor’s strategy on the Safety of Women and Girls is so relevant."
25th November 2022
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today (25/11) published the latest figures for Domestic abuse in England and Wales.
It brings together data on domestic abuse from a range of different organisations and supports the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
In West Yorkshire, 84,282 domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes were recorded in the year ending March 2022, as well as 17,486 domestic abuse-related stalking and harassment offences.
Responding to the figures, West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE said:
“It is clear from this latest crime survey that women remain disproportionately affected by domestic abuse, and this is why the Mayor’s strategy on the Safety of Women and Girls is so relevant.
“It is concerning that around only a quarter of domestic abuse crimes result in arrest across West Yorkshire, with just over 4 percent ending in a charge or summons- below the national average.
“While I know our Force has outstanding recording practices and it is encouraging to see more victims coming forward, there is still much more to be done to address the barriers victims face.”