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Rape: Convictions

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 6846, tabled on 20 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) number and (b) proportion of rape trials ended in conviction in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

Answered on

5 September 2017

The number of offenders convicted for the offence of rape and the percentage of defendants convicted can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/614418/cjs-outcomes-by-offence-tool-2016.xlsx

Data is recorded on an offender basis and not a trial basis: the later could only be gathered at disproportionate cost.

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