Rape charges 'increase to 47.2%'

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.

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Domestic crime convictions up

Rates of conviction for crimes against women and girls have increased for the second year running, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Three out of four cases of violence against women and girls results in a convictions, records reveal.