Record number of domestic violence cases dealt with in South Yorkshire

MODEL  RELEASED.    Domestic violence.  Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

MODEL RELEASED. Domestic violence. Silhouette of a woman protecting herself from a blow from her partner by holding her arms in front of her face.

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.

 

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