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Sexual Offences: Conviction Rates

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 25th February 2016.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 9:30 am, 25th February 2016

With regard to the hon. Gentleman’s specific question, I work regularly with colleagues in the Home Office to look at a wide range of measures that need to be put in place to give support to victims of sexual offences. I remind him that in terms of absolute volumes, conviction rates continue to rise and are the highest ever. I assure him that the CPS has now engaged 102 specialist prosecutors in its RASO—rape and sexual offences—units to place proper priority on the swift and effective prosecution of these serious cases.