Domestic violence convictions rise

DOMESTIC violence convictions are on the rise in Suffolk as police and prosecutors take a hard line against abusive partners.Officers from the Crown Prosecution Service in Suffolk today revealed that successful prosecutions for domestic violence rose by 6.6per cent in 2006/2007.

DOMESTIC violence convictions are on the rise in Suffolk as police and prosecutors take a hard line against abusive partners.

Officers from the Crown Prosecution Service in Suffolk today revealed that successful prosecutions for domestic violence rose by 6.6per cent in 2006/2007, resulting in convictions in more than 76pc of cases.

The figures were released in the annual CPS snapshot survey, which showed a steady rise in convictions since 2002.

In Suffolk, the number of cases handled by the courts increased by 50, to 802, in 2006/2007. Of those, there were 614 successful convictions.

CPS Suffolk said domestic violence cases were now being dealt with as priority cases and as a result more domestic violence offenders are being convicted and more are pleading guilty.

For full story see today's Evening Star.

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