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Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2017/18

Published: 27 Nov 2018

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

Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2017/18
Table 6: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by gender of victim & accused, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

Table 6: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by gender of victim & accused, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

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Number & Percentage
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Female victim, male accused 44,961 41,927 44,951 46,439 45,916 42,120 39,483 43,158 42,759 39,864
% of total known 84 82 81 81 80 80 79 79 79 81
Male victim, female accused 7,361 7,938 8,889 9,569 9,946 9,435 8,901 9,845 9,957 7,929
% of total known 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 18 18 16
Female victim, female accused 640 682 736 566 605 612 671 743 737 617
% of total known 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Male victim, male accused 548 666 693 659 677 724 854 877 835 740
% of total known 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Not recorded or other 4 421 713 429 2,614 2,936 5,548 9,973 3,481 4,522 10,391
Total 53,931 51,926 55,698 59,847 60,080 58,439 59,882 58,104 58,810 59,541

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.


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