The new national rape action plan has been devised by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alison Saunders and Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, the national policing lead for adult sexual offences.
The pair called for a renewed challenge to tackle the "persistent myths and stereotypes" they believe have a negative impact on cases.
Ms Saunders said: "I am determined to ensure our long-term progress to tackle rapecontinues, particularly in dispelling the myths and stereotypes surrounding these types of cases."
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