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 8: Other Notes

6.47. Under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, the estimated costs of responding to statistical surveys and data collection are to be published.

The estimated cost of compliance for supplying and validating the data for the 2012-13 bulletin was £2,100. Given the transitional nature in the collection of statistics on domestic abuse over the past two years and the on-going improvements to the iVPD system it is not possible to provide an updated cost for this bulletin. The Scottish Government and Police Scotland aim to provide an updated cost estimate for future editions of this publication.

Details of the calculation methodology are available on the Scottish Government Crime and Justice website at:

6.48. Justice Analytical Services publishes a work plan each year detailing the programme of work planned over the current financial year period. The work of the division covers both an agreed forward programme of analytical priorities, and routine analytical work particularly related to the compilation of National and Official Statistics, ongoing project management and knowledge transfer activity.

Analytical planning to develop a programme for the financial year 2015-16 followed a structured process of engagement with policy colleagues which was designed to closely align our analysis with current policy priorities and to the delivery of outcomes. The work plan is available via the following link:

6.49. Clearly, only a limited selection of tables can be included in any statistical bulletin. Further analysis of domestic abuse statistics can be supplied on request subject to Disclosure Control. In certain cases a fee is charged. For details of what can be provided, please contact


Email: Alan Sloan

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