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Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cautions have been issued to people admitting rape in each of the past five years.

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Lord McNally (Liberal Democrat)

The number of defendants cautioned for attempted rape or rape over the past five years can be viewed in the table below.

The number of defendants cautioned for rape offences (including attempted rape), in England and Wales for 2007 to 2011(1)(2)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
34 35 22 35 19

(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

(2) The above figures include reprimands and warnings.

Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice PQ

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