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


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.