Clauses Noted: 1
Publication: Daily Mail
Mr Colin Phillip complained that the article had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.
The complainant considered that the article had been inaccurate in stating that around 5% of men had been victims of domestic abuse. The Home Office statistical bulletin illustrated the figure to be 15.8%.
The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following correction to be published with the online edition of the article:
A previous version of this story gave the wrong figures for men reporting cases of domestic violence. The correct figures suggest 17% of men say they have been victims of domestic violence and 30% of women. We regret this error.
Date Published: 26/01/2012
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