Positive outcomes for violence against women and girls’ offences made in October
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We are continuing our work to prevent violence against women and girls, support victims and pursue perpetrators.
The term ‘violence against women and girls’ refers to acts of violence or abuse that we know disproportionately affect women and girls.
Offences include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others.
Throughout October, a total of 162 positive outcomes were made against those suspected to have committed offences in North Wales.
A positive outcome means action taken by police once an incident has been reported to us and someone has been arrested. This could include several outcomes, for example a charge, a caution, or a programme that works to tackle the underlying causes of offending.
Of the 162 outcomes last month, a total of 120 resulted in a charge.
In addition, two cautions and 35 community resolutions were issued, which is where the offender accepts responsibility or makes some form of reparation.
Of all the positive outcomes, nearly 44% (71 offences) were domestic related.
Nearly 36% were of incidents of violence which resulted in physical injury, while almost a quarter related to offences of stalking and harassment.
Just over 12% of the positive outcomes were from incidents that involved somebody making threats that something more serious may happen.
While we use the term ‘violence against women and girls’ throughout this report, this refers to all victims of any of these offences.