‘We must see change’ says charity as few convicted of controlling behaviour despite hundreds of reports in Leicestershire

Just five people were convicted of a form of domestic abuse called ‘controlling and coercive’ behaviour in Leicestershire last year despite hundreds of incidents being reported to police. Coercive control became a specific criminal offence in 2015 but the number of convictions compared with the number of reported incidents is staggeringly low across the UK. […] […]