HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 cc426-7W
Tom Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) men and (b) women have been convicted of domestic violence during the last 12 months for which figures are available. [174491]

Paul Goggins

Offences involving domestic violence are not identifiable on the Home Office Court Proceedings database as no specific statute covers such offences.

Prosecutions brought might range from common assault to homicide depending on the level of violence, and as the circumstances of the offences for which prosecutions are brought are not collected centrally, offences involving domestic violence cannot be distinguished from other offences within these categories.