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Violence Against Women and Girls

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 12:00 am, 16th March 2017

I know that my hon. Friend has a great interest in and concern about these serious matters. I am happy to tell her that in the last year, 1,805 cases were charged by the CPS—a rise to 70.6% compared with the figure for the previous year—and 1,867 cases resulted in a conviction. The conviction rate in Derbyshire is running at 4.4% higher than the national average.