Overall, the police are getting better at dealing with calls about domestic abuse.
We are concerned that the police are sometimes too slow in getting to domestic abuse incidents... We found delays in responding to cases in over a quarter of forces. In a small number, the delays are because the forces don't have enough officers available to attend.
One aspect in particular they could improve is their training about behaviour that is coercive and controlling.
We found that most officers know how important it is to arrest the offender in cases of domestic abuse. But the arrest rate is still falling. This concerns us.
We found that the number of people being released on bail for domestic
abuse crimes has dropped by 65 percent. This figure is for the use of all bail... This suggests that they may not be monitoring the use of bail, which is