Thirty-two domestic abusers are serving a combined 215 years in prison following investigations led by Police Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Task Force since 1 April. Individual sentences range from 18 months to 15 years.
“Behind the numbers are victims who have lived in fear and with the trauma of domestic abuse, sometimes for many years, before reporting either directly to the police or to one of our partner agencies,” said detective chief superintendent Sam Faulds, head of Police Scotland’s public protection unit.
“And what the figures don’t show is the number children who witness domestic abuse and carry that with them for the rest of their lives.”
The sentencing includes imposition of two orders of life-long restriction, six life-long non-harassment orders (NHO), and other NHOs totalling approximately 250 years.
The release of the statistics and detective chief superintendent Faulds’ comments accompanied Police Scotland launching a domestic abuse prevention campaign, ‘IsThatMe?’ aimed at men aged 18 to 25 years.