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.

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Rape & domestic violence convictions at all-time high

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

  • 63.2% of cases where someone was charged with rape resulted in a conviction in 2012/13
  • The figure is up from 62.5% the previous year
  • The conviction rate for domestic violence was also up by 1% to 74% in 2012/13

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