Rape convictions at lowest level since records compiled
The number of convictions in England and Wales was 27% lower last year compared with the year before.Figures seen by the BBC also show the number of suspects charged with rape or another offence has also fallen, from 2,822 in 2017/18 to 1,758 in 2018/19. In 2007/8, when records were first compiled in the current way, 2,220 cases resulted in a charge. Of those, 2,201 cases resulted in a conviction - although some would be for investigations started in previous years. The conviction figure takes in the number of suspects initially investigated for rape who were later convicted of rape or other offences, such as sexual assault or indecent assault. These figures confirm a trend that's been evident for several years: In spite of an all-time record number of allegations of rape, prosecutions and convictions are in dramatic decline. The reasons are hotly disputed. Campaigners from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) claim CPS lawyers have quietly changed their approach, no longer building rape prosecutions, but screening cases out if they think a jury will not convict. The CPS - whose budget has been cut by 25% since 2010 - says it has worked hard to improve how it deals with sexual offence cases. It explains the drop by saying that it is getting fewer rape referrals from police and that cases are more complex because of digital evidence and the demands to disclose material to the defence. These factors have undoubtedly played a part, but I also understand that prosecutors have received refreshed guidance on rape cases. The extent to which that has contributed to the plummeting charging and conviction levels will no doubt be the subject of legal proceedings brought by EVAW against the CPS. Related Topics Read more: BBC News (UK)
I would have more sympathy if there was no anonymity and that there are details of actual cases that have been incorrectly ruled on. The fact that the proportion of convictions does not match the reported number, simply implies that 'justice with evidence' is prevailing! A result of all those people who make false claims. They believe the only person they are harming is the person who they are accusing but that isn’t the case. It is impacting everyone who becomes a victim of rape as it makes it harder for them to be believed.
Pathetic reporting. Deliberately confusing the attrition rate with the conviction rate so that you can use the ridiculous 3‰ number and willfully mislead the public. The underlying assumption of this article is that all the claims are true - pure propaganda. The cps said they could not continue with the case as I’d smoked cannabis and have cptsd (caused by the rape) so I would not be a reliable witness as there were too many blanks even though family court said they had done it on a balance of probability.
20,000 Less Police Officers in UK to investigate serious crimes is bound to have consequences for victims VictimSupport The person who raped me got away with it..... As usual nothing mentioned about the phenomenal number of falseallegstions included in these figures. Not at all surprised. Victims are assumed to be lying and even when they are believed, male judges say, 'Well, if you are unconscious around a man, you must expect to be raped.'
😟👎 Women afraid to report and men afraid to date! Well done PJW It's a money thing. The Crown Prosecution Service has had their budget cut by 25%.
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Requires to be finished for ever. Because it basically comes down to the victims word against the attacker. And that's if the victim comes forward. So much for feminism. That’s convictions not the actuality . Yep, and it is destroying people’s lives their recovery and their trust in law. Hurray for skewed statistics!
Of course - Neo-socialist political correctness and multiculturalism keeps silencing the victims and protecting the rape gangs, rapists and pedophiles.
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Model charged with fraud in Neymar rape caseNajila Trindade and her former partner are accused of lying to police and attempting to blackmail the player. Justice is served ✊🏾 So they got paid off
Brazilian model who accused Neymar of rape charged with fraudSao Paulo police said they indicted Najila Trindade for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion. Her former partner Estivens Alves is also accused of disclosing erotic content. But... But. My whaman privilege... Uhh.. ahem, victimhood told me that everyone has to believe me, even without any evidence. Off to jail.....Bye
Brazilian model who accused Neymar of rape charged with fraudSao Paulo police said they indicted Najila Trindade for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion. Her former partner Estivens Alves is also accused of disclosing erotic content. Excellent! Finally some justice for a false accusation of rape. this is what will happen to Antonio Brown’s accuser Jail many years many
Neymar's accuser charged with fraud and extortion over rape casePolice in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo have indicted the woman who accused Neymar of rape, charging her with fraud, extortion and slander Or the multimillionaire footballer and / or team paid them off?