Thursday, 22 August 2013
Conviction Does Not Equal Reality
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Rape conviction rate at an all-time high
"CPS statistics reveal conviction rate is currently at 63% as prosecutors respond to claims too few cases appear in court
The CPS has had to defend its record in rape cases.
Conviction rates for rape and domestic violence cases have risen to an all time high, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has revealed, amid criticism that too few cases are being brought to court.
Figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service show that the conviction rate for rape prosecutions has increased to the highest on record, from 58% in 2007/8 to 63% in 2012/13. The CPS figures on rape are expressed as a percentage of cases where charges were brought and "flagged" as involving rape. In raw figures, there were 3,692 prosecutions for rape last year, resulting in 2,333 convictions."