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Record number of domestic violence cases dealt with in South Yorkshire

MODEL  RELEASED.    Domestic violence.  Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

MODEL RELEASED. Domestic violence. Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

Police have dealt with a record high number of domestic violence cases in the last year.

South Yorkshire Police revealed 2, 551 domestic violence incidents were reported to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 2013-14 - the highest number ever.

Of those, 1,766 prosecutions were completed by the CPS, an increase of 26.3 per cent from 2012-13. A total of 1, 360, or 77 per cent, resulted in a successful conviction.

The figures were issued as part of the ‘Violence against Women and Girls Crime Report 2013-2014’.

Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Shaw, South Yorkshire Police’s lead on domestic violence, said: “We are committed to tackling domestic violence and bringing perpetrators of this heinous crime before the courts.

“All officers are trained in the investigation of domestic violence so when we receive a report we collect and preserve any evidence, as well as conducting a full and thorough investigation in order to bring a solid case to the CPS for prosecution. We also have a dedicated team of officers to provide support to victims.”

Report domestic violence incidents to the police on 101.

 
 
 

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