Devon and Cornwall Police get 30,000 domestic abuse calls

Police received more than 80 reports of domestic abuse in Devon and Cornwall every day last year, it has emerged.

There was a 13% rise in cases in the last four years according to a Freedom of Information answer.

Of the total 30,103 reported cases last year, 1,453 ended in a conviction.

Devon and Cornwall Police said reducing domestic abuse was a priority and more officers were specialising in dealing with the problem.

According to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics with 8.5% of women and 4.5% of men having experienced domestic abuse in the last year, equivalent to an estimated 1.4m female victims and 700,000 male victims.

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