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 Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Labour, Coventry North East 9:30 am, 2nd July 2015

An effective way of increasing the number of referrals from the police and increasing the prosecution and conviction rates for such crimes is to ensure that victims of abuse feel confident that they will be taken seriously when reporting the crime and supported by the whole criminal justice system thereafter, bearing in mind that many of them, if not all, are extremely traumatised. What steps is the CPS taking, in conjunction with the police, to ensure that the requisite support for victims is in place throughout the process?