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Question for Home Office

UIN 6849, tabled on 20 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of rape were reported to the police in each of the last five years in England and Wales.

Answered on

5 September 2017

The Home Office publishes information on the number of rapes recorded by the police by the police forces in England and Wales. These figures are published in Table A4 in the Office for National Statistics publication Crime in England and Wales: Year ending March 2017, available here:https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesappendixtables

The Home Office does not hold information on the number of people charged with offences of rape. Information on the number of people charged with rape offences is the responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The CPS publish data on rape in their annual Violence against Women and Girls crime report. The latest publication, for 2015-2016, is available here: http://www.cps.gov.uk/data/violence_against_women/vawg_2015_16_report.html

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