Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on the Number of Police Reports on Abuse by Partners, Spouses and Family Members Respectively in the Past Three Years, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 04 October 2021


Dr Tan Yia Swam:
To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in the past three years, what is the number of police reports on abuse by partners, spouses and family members respectively.


1.   There were 5,134 Police reports on family violence in 2020. Police started to track such reports to assist the Taskforce on Family Violence to better understand the situation and develop recommendations to tackle family violence.

2.   Family violence cases are varied and complex. As there could be more than one suspect and victim in a family violence case and there are many types of family relationship, it is not meaningful to break down the suspect-to-victim relationship for each case.