Domestic Abuse Incidents and Crimes Recorded by the Police in Northern Ireland

The PSNI produces statistics on the number of domestic abuse incidents and crimes recorded by the police in Northern Ireland. Statistics are published on a financial year basis and a comparable data series has been available since 2004/05. These statistics are collected in accordance with the definition of domestic abuse outlined in the Northern Ireland Government Strategy ‘Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland’.

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The statistics contained in these datasets reflect the number of incidents and crimes with a domestic abuse motivation reported to and recorded by the police. A crime will be recorded as domestic abuse where it meets the definition outlined at the following link Domestic abuse crimes are classified according to the Home Office Counting Rules and form a subset of the overall police recorded crime statistics. Not all domestic abuse incidents will result in the recording of a crime. Whilst not directly comparable with police domestic abuse statistics, the Northern Ireland Crime Survey provides estimates of the level of under-reporting of domestic abuse. For further information on the collation of domestic abuse statistics, data quality and what constitutes an incident and a crime please refer to Section 5 in the User Guide to Police Recorded Crime Statistics in Northern Ireland,

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Further statistics on domestic abuse incidents and crimes recorded by the police are available from

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