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Police: Less than 1 in 3 recorded child rapes end in charge

Data released by police has revealed that fewer than one in three recorded child rapes results in a charge or summons.

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Police: Less than 1 in 3 recorded child rapes end in charge

Police: Less than 1 in 3 recorded child rapes end in charge. Credit: PA

Data released by police has revealed that fewer than one in three recorded child rapes results in a charge or summons. A total of 7,775 child rapes were recorded in 2013/14, of which 2,306 or 30% led to a charge or summons, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said.

Out of 12,952 adult rapes recorded in the same period, 2,186 or 20% led to charge or summons. The total number of adult and child rapes has also increased over the last five years.

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