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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 7: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by relationship between victim and accused Scotland, 2017-18

Table 7: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by relationship between victim and accused Scotland, 2017-18

Number & percentage
Relationship between victim and accused 2017-18
Number Percentage (where relationship known)
Spouse/Civil Partner 6,333 12%
Co-habitee 10,156 19%
Partner 11,498 22%
Ex-spouse/Civil Partner 2,202 4%
Ex-partner 22,630 42%
Other 556 1%
Unknown 6,166 -
Total 59,541 100%

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