Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2013/14 and 2014/15

This Official Statistics publication presents statistics on incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

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Annex 7: Future Considerations

6.44. At present, the iVPD is used to record all information surrounding incidents of domestic abuse. Police Scotland continue to make enhancements to the system, with improvements include capturing SGJD crime classification codes, relationship status between victim and perpetrator and location of incident. The Scottish Government also plans to work with Police Scotland to improve the validation processes in the data. Police Scotland are also working towards a new IT system called i6. As the development of Police Scotland's recording system proceeds, we will consult with our statistical users at the appropriate time.

6.45. Before the next scheduled publication of 'Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland' the Scottish Government plans to spend time analysing other data collected as part of this data collection to establish how good the quality is, and what benefits can be achieved by releasing it.

6.46. We are always keen to hear users' views on our products. If you have any comments or suggestions on how you would like to access information, please contact us at


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