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CRIME PREVENTION: Domestic violence rates see significant drop in Croxley

 Published on: 10th October 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The number of reported incidents of domestic violence in Croxley have gone down since last year.

In data provided to CROXLEYnews via a Freedom of Information request to Hertfordshire Constabulary, 57 incidents of domestic violence have taken place this year, a drop from 114 in 2021 and 120 in 2020.

Overall, these fit with rates for the rest of the county as well, with a total number of 10, 324 instances recorded this year, compared to 21, 252 in 2021 and 18, 568, with a total of 50, 144 being reported in the past three years. This data includes both incidents described as crimes and those registered but not as crimes.

Of the 291 criminal and non-criminal incidents of domestic violence incidents reported in Croxley over the past three years, only 63 have led to arrests being made by Hertfordshire police, leaving 228 instances of abuse without any kind of prosecution.

Similarly, of the 50, 144 reported incidents of domestic abuse during the past three years in Hertfordshire, only 10, 690 led to an arrest, just slightly more than a fifth of those reported.

The data also shows amount of incidents in Croxley during the past three years where a male was the aggressor and a female was a victim was more than three times that of incidents where the opposite was true.

Hertfordshire Constabulary have been contacted for comment.

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