Fewer than one in 60 rape cases lead to charge in England and Wales

Figures will put pressure on government to deliver overhaul of rape treatment by criminal justice system

Fewer than one in 60 rape cases recorded by the police last year resulted in a suspect being charged, analysis of Home Office figures seen by the Guardian reveals.

While there were 52,210 rapes recorded by police in England and Wales in 2020, only 843 resulted in a charge or a summons – a rate of 1.6%.

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