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2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey - Partner Abuse

DescriptionResults from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2008/09: Partner Abuse module.
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Official Print Publication DateDecember 2009
Website Publication DateDecember 15, 2009

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Pat MacLeod, Andrea Kinver, Leon Page, Aibek Iliasov
TNS-BMRB
Rachel Williams

Scottish Government Social Research 2009

A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 0 7559 9173 3 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (240k)

Contents

Acknowledgements
Forthcoming publications
Conventions used in figures and tables

Executive Summary
Introduction
The extent of partner abuse
The nature and impact of partner abuse
Reporting incidents of partner abuse

1 Introduction
1.1 Partner abuse in the SCJS 2008-09
1.2 The structure of the report

2 The Extent of Partner Abuse
2.1 Summary
2.2 Introduction
2.3 Presence of partner
2.4 Risk of partner abuse
2.5 Variation in risk
2.6 Number of incidents experienced
2.7 Stalking and harassment by (ex) partners

3 The Nature and Impact of Partner Abuse
3.1 Summary
3.2 Introduction
3.3 Form of abuse experienced - psychological abuse
3.4 Form of abuse experienced - physical abuse
3.5 Partner details
3.6 Presence of children
3.7 Impact of incidents
3.8 Perceptions of incidents
3.9 Domestic abuse - perceptions of being a victim

4 Reporting Incidents
4.1 Summary
4.2 Introduction
4.3 Who told about most recent / only incident
4.4 Reporting to the police
4.5 Reasons for not informing the police
4.6 Level of satisfaction with police

Annex 1: Data tables - experience of partner abuse

Annex 2: Self-completion questionnaire method

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FIGURES

Figure 2.1: Risk of experiencing at least one form of partner abuse
Figure 2.2: Percentage of adults in each group experiencing any psychological / physical partner abuse in the last 12 months
Figure 2.3: Number of partner abuse incidents in last year
Figure 3.1: Form of psychological abuse experienced since the age of 16
Figure 3.2: Form of physical abuse experienced since the age of 16
Figure 3.3: Gender of the offender in any incident of partner abuse since the age of 16; in the most recent / only incident in the last 12 months
Figure 3.4: Most common impacts of most recent / only partner abuse - psychological
Figure 3.5: Most common impacts of most recent / only partner abuse - physical
Figure 3.6: Whether most recent / only experience of partner abuse was considered a crime
Figure 3.7: Whether most recent / only experience of physical partner abuse was considered a crime - comparison with violent crime
Figure 3.8: Percentage in each group considering self to have been victim of domestic abuse (self-defined) / experienced partner abuse ( SCJS 2008-09 definition)
Figure 4.1: People or organisations told about the most recent / only incident - main mentions
Figure 4.2: Whether police came to know about the most recent / only incident
Figure 4.3: Most common reasons most recent / only partner abuse experienced in the last 12 months was not reported
Figure 4.4: Satisfaction with police handling of matter

This report is a National Statistics output produced to the highest professional standards and free from political interference. It has been produced by researchers from the respected independent social research organisation TNS- BMRB working with Scottish Government Researchers in the Justice Analytical Services Department.