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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2009-10

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Table 13(a) Action taken by the police against identified perpetrators of crimes or offences of domestic abuse cleared up by the police, by financial year, Scotland, 2000-01 to 2009-10

Number

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Referral to procurator fiscal

9,436

9,354

9,313

11,013

14,176

14,857

15,565

15,843

18,828

21,660

Police warning

1,348

991

915

1,183

1,173

887

838

706

293

72

Other action 1

1,415

1,977

3,269

4,967

5,007

4,781

4,692

5,399

6,761

7,037

No further action

1,710

1,571

1,824

3,165

1,180

2,908

2,466

2,935

3,637

3,290

Not recorded

41

33

348

1,265

293

73

243

244

7

7

TOTAL

13,950

13,926

15,669

21,593

21,829

23,506

23,804

25,127

29,526

32,066

1. 'Other action' includes, for example, referrals to support groups such as victim support.