Midlands Women's Aid have urged Nottinghamshire Police to improve their responses to incidences of domestic violence.
This comes after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's (HMIC) report into the police responses to domestic violence. Only one fifth of perpetrators were found to be charged with a crime.
In a survey carried out by the charity only 18.2% of cases ended with the perpetrator being charged. In 32.1% of cases the police took no further action at all.
18.5% of women in refuges did not know if any action had been taken against the perpetrator, suggesting police did not keep victims informed and 3.2% of women reported being abused by police after reporting domestic violence.