HC Deb 26 October 1994 vol 248 cc640-1W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has about incidents of domestic violence in each of the regions of England and Wales.

Mr. Maclean

The information available has been provided by Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary and is in the table; 1993 was the first year that HMIC collected information on incidents of domestic violence recorded by the police in England and Wales. The HMIC is in the process of collecting more reliable data.

Domestic violence incidents recorded by the Police in England and Wales in 1993
Forces Year 1993
Avon and Somerset Not available
Bedfordshire Not available
Cambridgeshire 2,253
Cheshire 17,918
City of London
Cleveland 3,448
Cumbria 654
Derbyshire 7,606
Devon and Cornwall Not available
Dorset 5,624
Durham 3,277
Dyfed-Powys 1,223
Essex 1,724
Gloucestershire 2,401
Greater Manchester 33,988
Gwent 135
Hampshire Not available
Hertfordshire 3,367
Humberside 8,401
Kent 5,875
Lancashire 6,090
Leicestershire 4,075
Lincolnshire 373
Merseyside 8,850
Norfolk 881
North Wales 287
North Yorkshire 15,841
Northamptonshire 2,104
Northumbria 2,071
Nottinghamshire 1,990
South Wales 3,451
South Yorkshire 482
Staffordshire Not available
Suffolk 1,396
Surrey 3,155
Sussex 1,157
Thames Valley 9,167
Warwickshire Not available
West Mercia 916
West Midlands 12,151
West Yorkshire 11,315
Wiltshire 1,517
Provincial Total 185,163
Metropolitan Police 11,420
England and Wales Total 196,583