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  • The number of crimes deemed to be domestic-related increased by a fifth (+261 offences) in 2016/17. Domestic related crimes accounted for 9% of all crime in the Borough (slightly lower than the 11% reported for the previous year). [1]
  • There were 4,579 domestic related incidents in 2016/17. The number of domestic-related incidents reported to Northumbria Police increased by 2% (+103 reports) in 2016/17. [1]

  • During 2016/17, there were 1,255 referrals into the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) Service, with the engagement rate of high risk victims remaining high at 56%. [1]

  • Operation Encompass has been running in Gateshead since April 2015. The aim of Encompass is to share relevant information with schools following an incident of domestic abuse where children are involved. All of Gateshead’s schools have signed up to the programme. In 2016/17 there were 1,271 domestic-related incidents involving children. In total, there were 2,429 children involved in these incidents, an average of 1.9 incidents per child. More than half of the incidents reported involved households with multiple children. [1]


  • [1] Community Safety Board Strategic Assessment, 2016/17