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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 7: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by relationship between victim & accused, Scotland, 2019-20

  2019-20
Relationship between victim and accused Number Percentage10
Spouse/Civil partner 5,918 11%
Co-habitee 9,397 17%
Partner 12,304 23%
Ex-spouse/Civil partner 2,453 4%
Ex-partner 24,124 44%
Other 488 1%
Unknown 8,223 -
Total 62,907 100%

Please see Notes for tables at end of this chapter.

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