Dorset Police scores well in treatment of domestic abuse victims

First published in New Forest News

VICTIMS of domestic violence are treated well by Dorset Police, according to a report from government inspectors.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said a good service is provided. There were 2,648 incidents of domestic abuse reported in Dorset in the year to August 2013.

Domestic crimes account for 25 per cent of all assaults with intent to cause serious harm, 40 per cent of assaults with injury, 63 per cent of harassment cases and 22 per cent of sex offences.

HMIC Inspector Dru Sharpling said: “The force has a well-developed and effective response to high risk victims of domestic abuse.”

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