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.
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