Number of UK women convicted of domestic abuse doubles

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The number of women convicted of domestic violence offences has more than doubled in five years, according to figures obtained exclusively by BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

A new report by the CPS states that the number of women convicted of domestic abuse between 2005 and 2010 increased by 150%. Four thousand women were convicted in England and Wales last year.

Men still account for the overwhelming majority of domestic violence convictions with 55,000 convictions last year.

Radio 5 live's Stephen Chittenden reports.

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