Since 1998, the statistics department within the Malta Police collects data and produces the raw statistics necessary for review and analysis by other entities or departments as approved by the Commissioner of Police. Data collected by the police comes directly from the use of the Police Incident Reporting System software at each police station. The type of data collected is QUANTITATIVE in nature (ie: number of domestic violence reports, in sub-classes such as Psychological Harm, Physical Force/Harm, by Arms Proper, Arms Improper, and sorted by district and location when required, as well as by time of incident).
The following list shows data on reports of domestic violence:
YEAR NUMBER OF REPORTS
Total of reports 2966
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Malta to the questionnaire on violence against women, May 2009