Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to increase prosecution rates for (a) sexual assault and (b) rape offences.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Solicitor-General

This Government is determined to increase the number of rape and sexual assault cases going to court.

The CPS is undertaking extensive work to drive up and improve prosecutions through its Joint National RASSO Action Plan with the police, the Rape Strategy, and the Operation Soteria Path Finders, which are testing methods for best practice in six CPS Areas.

Since publication of its strategy, the CPS has continued to see increases in the number of rape charges, prosecutions and convictions.

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