No. of Domestic Abuse incidents reported

Monitoring

As part of its commitment to protecting the vulnerable, the Council encourages the reporting of domestic abuse and monitors the numbers closely. Therefore, as with hate crimes, increased reporting is perceived to be positive.

There were 1,025 domestic abuse incidents reported between October and December 2017 which was a further increase on the previous report. Work to deliver against the domestic abuse strategy continues and the Council is committed to ensuring a whole organisation response to this issue.