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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.

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Women's Aid: Too few cases reach prosecution

Polly Neate, chief executive if Women's Aid has welcomed the CPS figures on rates of conviction for cases of violence against women and girls, but stressed too few cases reach the stage of prosecution.

We welcome the increase in conviction rates for domestic and sexual violence in the past twelve months, and feel it reflects the increasing seriousness with which the CPS is addressing violence against women and girls.

There is evidence of a real commitment to improving the policies and responses of the CPS at a senior level and significant advancements have been made. However, still too few cases reach prosecution.

Effective prosecution is essential to sending a strong message to perpetrators that domestic violence is never acceptable, and helps to build confidence in the judicial system.

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