Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2016/17

Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland.

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Table 10: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by whether the victim/accused has previous history of domestic abuse, Scotland, 2016-17(6)


Accused History
Victim's history
No Previous Incidents Previous Incidents Not Recorded Total
No Previous Incidents 21,786 2,733 1,333 25,852
Previous Incidents 2,724 27,098 1,405 31,227
Not Recorded 137 136 1,458 1,731
Total 24,647 29,967 4,196 58,810

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.


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