Rape: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered am ar 21 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines Ceidwadwyr, Derbyshire Dales

To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Answer of 20 January 2023 to Question 125287 on Rape: Prosecutions, how many (a) completed prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for rape in each quarter from the start of January 2005 to the end of September 2015.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a Case Management System (CMS) which shows the number of defendants where a flag for rape has been added. This flag is applied at the onset of any case referred by the police to the CPS for a charge of rape and remains in place even if the charge is not proceeded with, is amended, or dropped. If a case is referred by the police for a charge other than rape, but subsequently a charge of rape is preferred, the flag is applied at that point.

The tables below show the number of completed prosecutions and convictions in cases where a flag for rape has been added, from 1 April 2006 to the end of September 2015 by quarter. The data provided in the table is in financial quarters.

The CPS’ CMS was introduced during 2004-2005. A national monitoring flag to manage cases where rape offences were referred or later charged was introduced from 1 April 2006. As with any new monitoring system, some variance is expected in the periods immediately following the introduction of a new flagging process.

‘Total completed prosecutions’ refer to the conclusion of a prosecution case against a defendant such as conviction after trial, guilty plea, acquittal, or the prosecution against the defendant being dropped. ‘Convictions’ refer to convictions after trial and guilty pleas.

Quarter

06/07-Q1

06/07-Q2

06/07-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

660

833

869

Convictions

340

457

469

Quarter

06/07-Q4

07/08-Q1

07/08-Q2

07/08-Q3

07/08-Q4

08/09-Q1

08/09-Q2

08/09-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

902

920

910

840

833

849

900

871

Convictions

512

524

502

483

512

526

506

494

Quarter

08/09-Q4

09/10-Q1

09/10-Q2

09/10-Q3

09/10-Q4

10/11-Q1

10/11-Q2

10/11-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

875

854

927

1,024

1,014

956

1,096

1,052

Convictions

492

504

526

618

622

552

637

623

Quarter

10/11-Q4

11/12-Q1

11/12-Q2

11/12-Q3

11/12-Q4

12/13-Q1

12/13-Q2

12/13-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

1,107

955

959

965

985

939

917

938

Convictions

655

610

577

590

637

625

574

593

Quarter

12/13-Q4

13/14-Q1

13/14-Q2

13/14-Q3

13/14-Q4

14/15-Q1

14/15-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

898

991

957

938

1,005

1,050

1,120

Convictions

541

604

599

556

589

606

644

Quarter

14/15-Q3

14/15-Q4

15/16-Q1

15/16-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

1,202

1,165

1,167

1,219

Convictions

666

666

688

691

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