More people are reporting that they have been raped than ever before. There were 58,657 reports of rape in 2018-19 but the same year saw only 833 rape convictions, many of which will have happened years before. There is substantial evidence that outcomes are getting worse for rape victims. Prosecution and conviction rates for rape are at a 10-year low, prompting the government to announce an end-to-end review of the criminal justice system’s treatment of the crime.
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