Rape: Prosecutions

Home Department written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with chief constables on the proportion of reported rape cases being referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on prosecution; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Minister of State, Home Department

holding answer 17 March 2014

On 3 February 2014, the Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims and I jointly wrote to all police and crime commissioners and chief constables, encouraging them to use data issued by HMIC on rape, in conjunction with the data on rape referrals from the police to the Crown Prosecution Service, to improve their force's response to rape.

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