As reports of rape continue to climb, why is the level of convictions so low?
The number of rape convictions in Lancashire’s courts remains low - despite the number of reports in the county spiralling by 75 per cent.
Figures released today show Lancashire Police recorded rape offences against 336 children and 492 adults in the financial year 2015/16 - compared to 182 youngsters and 234 adults five years ago.
Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures contained in the Rape Monitoring Group (RMG) report shows the number of rapists convicted at court fell by a third from 42 to just 27 in the 2015 calendar year.
Criminal justice agencies today urged caution around the figures,... read more
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