In the Media

Rape convictions hit record low

PUBLISHED February 25, 2005

The percentage of reported rapes to lead to convictions in England and Wales has fallen to an all-time low, according to a Home Office study.

The number of rapes reported is rising - but only 5.6% of reports lead to a rapist being brought to justice.
Researchers tracking 3,500 court cases found "sceptical" prosecutors and police often did not believe victims.