In the Media

Home abusers 'likely to commit other crimes'

PUBLISHED March 22, 2004

Domestic abusers are much more likely to commit other crimes but police are failing to make crucial connections, according to Metroplitan police research.

A study of 400 offences and perpetrators, mostly men, discovered that at least 70% of those who had physically assaulted partners had a criminal history. Around one in 12 had sexual convictions, or there was intelligence that they had been been involved in other rapes or sexual assaults.