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Prisoners: Domestic Violence

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th October 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners were recorded as having been a victim of domestic violence on the last date for which information is available.

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) men and (b) women in prison were recorded as having been a perpetrator of domestic violence on the latest date for which information is available.

Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The latest data available relates to those in custody on 30 June 2017, aged 18 and over. Information is available for individuals whose relationship status had been assessed by that date on the Offender Assessment System, which accounts for 3,287 women and 68,827 men. i) From these totals 1,626 female prisoners and 4,146 male prisoners were identified as having ever been the victim of domestic violence. This equates to 49% of female and 6% of male prisoners. ii) From these totals, 18% of female prisoners and 34% of male prisoners were identified as having ever been the perpetrator of domestic violence. This is 586 female perpetrators and 23,388 male perpetrators.