Number of rape charges at lowest level for 10 years

Number of rape charges at lowest level for 10 years
 

The number of people charged with rape in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.
Crown Prosecution Service data shows 2,800 suspects investigated for rape in 2017/18 were later charged - a 23.1% decline compared with 2016/17.
Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions at the CPS, said offenders were being brought to justice "wherever possible".
But sexual violence charity Rape Crisis said the trend was "deeply troubling".
A record number of cases - more than 1,300 - were "administratively finalised", meaning police stopped their... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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