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Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2019/20

Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland in 2019/20.

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Table 6: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by gender of victim & accused, 2009-10 to 2019-201

  Number & Percentage
Gender of victim & accused 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Female victim, male accused 41,927 44,951 46,439 45,916 42,120 39,483 43,158 42,759 39,864 39,721 40,803
% of total known 82 81 81 80 80 79 79 79 81 82 82
Male victim, female accused 7,938 8,889 9,569 9,946 9,435 8,901 9,845 9,957 7,929 7,686 7,657
% of total known 15 16 17 17 18 18 18 18 16 16 15
Female victim, female accused 682 736 566 605 612 671 743 737 617 660 706
% of total known 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Male victim, male accused 666 693 659 677 724 854 877 835 740 657 742
% of total known 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1
Not recorded or other 5 713 429 2,614 2,936 5,548 9,973 3,481 4,522 10,391 11,917 12,999
Total 51,926 55,698 59,847 60,080 58,439 59,882 58,104 58,810 59,541 60,641 62,907

Please see Notes for tables at end of this chapter.

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