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Record number of rape & domestic abuse prosecutions

The Crown Prosecution Service is prosecuting and convicting a record number of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse cases, according to figures published in its annual violence against women and girls report.

By Stephanie Otty | Published: 6th September 2016 News Updates

Rape, domestic abuse and sexual offences now account for a total of 18.6% of the total CPS caseload, up from just under 9% over the past six years.

The report also highlights an increase in the number of prosecutions under the malicious communications act, with a total of 6,940 offences over the past year