1. National

Rise in UK convictions for rape

The Crown Prosecution Service says the number of successful convictions of defendants charged with rape has continued to rise.

View all 3 updates ›

Justice system 'better and better' at prosecuting rape

Conviction rates for rape and domestic violence are at an all-time high.

For victims of these appalling crimes, the message is clear: you can have confidence that the criminal justice system is getting better and better at prosecuting these offences and if your case is charged there is now a very strong chance that your attacker will be convicted.

Offenders too should be warned.

However there is clearly more work to do. Violence against women and girls is a key priority for the CPS, and we continue to monitor our progress on these types of cases very closely to ensure we continue to improve our performance.

– Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions

More top news