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.