Rape and Domestic Violence (Conviction Rates)

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General 9:30 am, 2nd July 2015

Over the past two years, the Crown Prosecution Service has worked with the police to increase the number of referrals for rape and domestic abuse. As a result, the number of people prosecuted for those offences last year was the highest ever. However, more is being done to increase conviction rates, particularly in rape cases, through better training and specialisation among prosecutors and better presentation of cases to juries.