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Domestic abuse statistics (FOI)

Domestic abuse statistics (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 January 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please provide the statistics for Domestic Abuse in same sex and heterosexual relationships in Jersey. Please split the same sex relationships into male and female statistics, for the last five years.


In respect of recorded counted domestic crime by sex of victim and suspect or offender, the statistics are as shown below:

Sex of parties20192020202120222023Total
Male - Male60
Female - Female3925391634153
Male - Female3613023173283421,650

The table above includes incidents where the parties will not be intimately involved (for example, adult son and father).  

The States of Jersey Police defines domestic abuse as: any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.

This can include but isn't limited to the following types of abuse:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • sexual
  • financial
  • Domestic abuse also includes honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

It should be noted that due to the nature of the configuration of the data it is not possible to separate domestic crime involving intimate partners from domestic crime involving family members without checking each record individually. It has been estimated that, at two minutes per record, it would take almost 70 hours to fully answer this request. This would significantly exceed the cost limits permitted under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

Further information is available at:

States of Jersey Police - What is Domestic Abuse? (​

Article applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations. ​

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