Domestic abuse: ‘Wide variations’ in police referrals to CPS – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show. In Cheshire last year, 33% of domestic violence cases recorded as an offence were referred by police to prosecutors, with 29% in North Yorkshire, they show. But in Northumbria, the figure was just 2.6% and in Warwickshire 3.6%.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014