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Director of Public Prosecutions Kier Starmer said today's figures on rates of conviction for violent crimes against women and girls "sends a powerful message perpetrators."
Describing today's figures as a "result of a decade of change" and progress, he said:
Polly Neate, chief executive if Women's Aid has welcomed the CPS figures on rates of conviction for cases of violence against women and girls, but stressed too few cases reach the stage of prosecution.
The Crown Prosecution Service has achieved its highest ever rape and domestic violence conviction rates, new data shows.
- 63.2% of rape prosecutions resulted in conviction (up from 62.
- 74.3% of domestic violence prosecutions resulted in conviction (up from 62.5% last year)
- 75.1% of child abuse prosecutions resulted in conviction (up from 74.3%
The figures are based on cases when the crime is handed from police to the CPS,
The number of men accused of rape who are then charged with the crime has increased from 42.1% to 47.2%, the CPS revealed.
The number of convictions for cases of violence against woman has increased to record levels for the second year running, new research by the Crime Prosecutions Service (CPS) reveals.
Overall this year, three out of four cases resulted in a conviction. Conviction rates also went up in cases of domestic violence, rape and other sexual offences, forced marriage, honour based violence, child abuse and human trafficking, according to the CPS.