Rape: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 12th July 2022.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to increase prosecution rates for rape.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Solicitor-General

We are united in our combined efforts across government to improve performance for victims and increase the number of successful rape cases that go through our courts.

Since we published our Rape Review action plan there has been a steady increase in the number of rape charges, prosecutions and convictions, quarter on quarter.

Prosecutions for rape offences were 29% higher in 2021 than 2019.

In 2021, 900 offenders were convicted for rape offences, 67% higher than 2020 and 27% higher than 2019.

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