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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "CPS"

CPS publishes latest quarterly statistics which show a continued increase in people charged with rape

Today the CPS has published the Q2 performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2022. 

Notable changes in the data from Q1 2022-23 to Q2 2022-23 include: 

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse, Hate crime , CPS News

Jealous husband jailed for life for murder of estranged wife

A jealous husband who accused his estranged wife and mother of his two children of “disrespecting and humiliating” him has been sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Children classed as domestic abuse victims under new guidance

Children affected by domestic abuse will be automatically treated as victims regardless of whether they were present during violent incidents, the CPS announced today.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

The World Cup: ‘There is no excuse for domestic abuse’

Stark figures published last year by the National Centre for Domestic Violence uncovered the shocking reality that incidents of domestic abuse increase following England games.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Charge rates show steady increase across all crime types as CPS publishes latest statistics

Today the CPS has published Q1 performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 April to 30 June 2022.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse, Hate crime , CPS News

New strangulation and suffocation laws will help protect victims

From today, prosecutors will have new powers to charge violent abusers with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation, as key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 come into force.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , CPS News

‘There is no typical victim of domestic abuse’ CPS says, as it revises its legal guidance to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes

The notion there is a typical victim of domestic abuse is wrong, damaging and can prevent sufferers coming forward, the Crown Prosecution Service has said today.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Former anaesthetist found guilty of poisoning his partner during exorcism rituals

An experienced doctor has been found guilty of poisoning his partner as part of an exorcism ritual.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Carer sentenced for threatening and taunting a dementia sufferer

A 24-year-old woman has been sentenced for ill-treating an 84-year-old resident at the Wirral care home where she worked.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Stalking analysis reveals domestic abuse link

Stalking is increasingly being recognised as a form of domestic abuse within the criminal justice system, with CPS analysis finding the majority of offences are committed by ex-partners.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

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