Number of cases reported to police in England and Wales is rising but charges are falling

Rape complainants who come forward to the police have less of a chance of seeing their case pursued and their attacker convicted in court than they did 10 years ago.

The number of rapes reported to and recorded by the police has more than doubled since 2013-14, from 20,751 then to 58,657 in 2018-19.

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