Sentences for Rape

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Kate Osborne Kate Osborne Labour, Jarrow

In 2019-20 just 3% of reported rapes led to a prosecution—an historic low. It may be that life sentences can be imposed, but of those who received a jail sentence since this Government came to power, almost 3,000 rapists have been jailed for six years or less. How can the Government claim to reassure victims that justice will be served with those appalling figures?