New figures have revealed numbers of arrests for domestic violence
That’s according to figures released by police – but officers who specialise in the crime cannot explain the reason for the difference.
That’s 32.3 per cent of those arrested charged, and 13.6 per cent of all reports resulting in someone being charged – the first step in a prosecution.
In the same year there were 4,645 women who became alleged victims of the crime and a total of 2,592 arrests were made. Of these 1,135 were charged – or 43.8 per cent. Of total reports of the crime, 24.4 per cent resulted in someone being charged.
So far this year 1,280 men were victims of alleged domestic violence. A total of 138 charges resulted from 358 arrests – or 38.5 per cent of those charged arrested, and 10.8 per cent of all reports resulting in arres
For women the total number of allegations were 4,156 with 775 people charged out of 1,695 arrests – or 45.7 per cent. Of all reports, 18.6 resulted in a charge.
A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesman said force specialists did not know why there was a discrepancy, adding: “Tackling domestic abuse is a force priority and we will do all we can to investigate incidents, support victims and prosecute the perpetrators, irrespective of gender.
“We have a team of officers dedicated to dealing with incidents of domestic abuse – aiming to reduce harm and provide the best service to both male and female victims.