Marac data

Latest and past figures from the Marac national dataset

A Marac (multi-agency risk assessment conference) is a meeting where information is shared on victims at the highest risk of serious harm or murder as a result of domestic abuse. It is attended by representatives of local agencies such as police and health. The meetings usually take place monthly or fortnightly, and discuss an average of 16 cases at each meeting.

There are approximately 290 Maracs across the UK. Marac data is data submitted to SafeLives, by individual Maracs, on a quarterly basis. It comprises the date of meetings held within the quarter and basic information about the cases discussed at each meeting date (e.g. total number of cases, number of cases referred by a certain agency, number of cases where the victim has a disability, etc). Each quarter the data is collated and published to create the national dataset shown below.


Latest UK Marac data

Overview Latest quarter

12 months 01/01/2023

to 31/12/2023

Previous quarter

12 months 01/07/2022

to 30/06/2023

Total number of Maracs that submitted data  274 275
Number of cases seen at these Maracs  113,797 111,478
Year-on-year change in number of cases  -6% -8%
Number of children  145,063 141,356
Number of cases per 10,000 adult females  45 44
% of repeat cases seen at these Maracs  32% 32%
% of partner agency referrals to these Maracs  37% 37%
% of these cases where the victim is Black, Asian or racially minoritised  22.4% 22.7%
% of these cases where the victim is LGBT+  1.6% 1.6%
% of these cases where the victim has a disability  9.7% 9.9%
% of these cases where the victim is a male  6.4% 6.5%
Young people
Number of cases where victims aged 16-17 1,503 1,483
% of cases where victims aged 16-17  1.3% 1.3%
Number aged 17 or below perpetrating abuse  1,171 1,102

Data by police force area, region and country (England and Wales)

A summary of Marac data by police force area, region and country is available annually for England and Wales.

Download the 2022-23 data (excel file)

Download the 2021-22 data (excel file)

Download the 2020-21 data (excel file)

Download the 2019-20 data (excel file)

Download the 2018-19 data (excel file)

This data can be compared with the 2017-18 dataset, which was published as part of the ONS Domestic Abuse Bulletin, available here (please note that the address for this bulletin may change in the coming months). The UK wide dataset (see section above) includes data from Maracs in Scotland and Northern Ireland, however data on these Maracs is not currently included in these annual breakdowns.


Upload your Marac data

Submit your Marac data online using our dedicated platform

Upload your data

Key findings and focus on analysis

Every quarter we produce a short research brief focusing on Marac data. From Q4 2020 these documents include a key findings summary of the Marac data at a national level. Up to Q3 2022, there is a 'Focus on' analysis of one specfic aspect of Marac data. These can be found by clicking the links below.

Marac quarterly datasets 2023

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences across the UK in 2023, including key findings.

Marac quarterly datasets 2022

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences across the UK in 2022, including key findings on children in the household and referral routes.

Marac quarterly datasets 2021

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences across the UK in 2021, including key findings on health, ethnicity, disability and quarterly case changes

Marac quarterly datasets 2020

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences across the UK in 2020, including key findings on lockdown quarterly cases, five year trend, and cases per 10,000.

Marac quarterly datasets 2019

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences in 2019, including key findings on repeat rates, children in the household, ethnicity, and meeting frequency.

Marac quarterly datasets 2018

National key findings from multi-agency risk assessment conferences in 2018, including key findings on both young people and referral routes.

Information for Maracs

By tracking the performance of your Marac through data collection, you can identify local strengths and challenges to ensure the safety of victims of domestic abuse from all communities. Send us your completed data form every quarter and SafeLives will send you quarterly performance data about your Marac along with national data to use as a benchmark.

By submitting your data you will also be helping SafeLives to build a national picture of Maracs. This enables us to work proactively with the national Marac steering group to address common issues at a strategic level and develop policy that supports your work.

Read our guidance for Maracs on sharing of information in relation to victims who may have insecure immigration status.

How do I submit the data?

We have launched a new platform to submit Marac data online.

  • The new platform has new ways to submit data, to make the process simpler and more flexible for all the coordinators of around three hundred Maracs across the UK.
  • The new site automates parts of our data analysis, to save time and resources for internal and external stakeholders.
  • It allows external and internal stakeholders to run simple reports on the data, producing easy to download tables and charts for the first time, so that they can access more detailed analysis more quickly and more easily.
  • It allows us to collect new categories of data, including more detailed data on ethnicity, households with children and older victims.

To find out more, email

Marac resources for professionals

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