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Rape

Home Department written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alleged rapes were reported to police forces in England and Wales in each year since 2009; and how many such allegations were subsequently classified as no crimes.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

holding answer 9 September 2013

Information on the number of alleged incidents is not available centrally. The available information relates to offences initially recorded by the police and subsequently “no crimed” and is given in the table.

Table: Number of rape offences initially recorded as crimes and subsequently no-crimed, 2009-10 to 2012-13—England and Wales
Number
Rape Offences initially recorded by the police as crimes Offences deemed to be “no crimes”
2009-10 17,238 2,164
2010-11 18,027 2,135
2011-12 17,979 1,941
2012-13 18,061 1,734
Source: Police recorded crime, Home Office

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