Recent figures released by the Director of Public Prosecutions show that the rate of conviction in domestic abuse cases has reached an all-time high. The numbers demonstrate that nearly 11 percent of Crown Prosecution Service cases now deal with family problems. Referrals to the police increased over 17 percent compared with the year before during the period in question.
The director, who released the Violence Against Women and Girls report during the yearly Women's Aid event, said that the figures, when considered as a whole, showed that referrals, prosecutions and convictions were all up in number. Indeed, the CPS saw 6 percent of domestic violence cases in 2007 and 2008 and just under 9 percent in 2012 to 2013. The new ratio sat at 10.7 percent in the current year.