Official figures which are set to be published later today (July 2nd) will show that the conviction rate for domestic violence related cases reached a record high last year; as police forces throughout the UK continue to crackdown on such incidents.
It is estimated that ten percent of the Crown Prosecution Service’s workload relates to domestic violence cases; with the police referring over 17 percent more cases last year for prosecution, compared to the year before.
In total, the figures have revealed that 72,905 cases related to domestic violence throughout the UK were taken to trial last year; with 74.6 percent resulting in a conviction.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed that last year there was a rise in the number convictions relating to domestic violence; as family law solicitors in Lincoln, we understand that many domestic abuse cases are covered up and left unreported.
However, if you are the victim of domestic abuse it is important that you report it to the authorities, to ensure that it can be stopped and dealt with straight away, and because we are aware that reporting such matters can be emotional and difficult, we are on hand to offer advice, support and guidance.
Our family law specialists offer a confidential consultation, enabling you to discuss your situation and find out what you can do about it, and what steps can be taken to protect you and your family – and we will cover every option available to you, to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.
To find out how we can help you with your family law matters, contact our team today.