Number of UK women convicted of domestic abuse doubles


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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