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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Vagrancy Act 1824: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many charges have been brought under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 267315 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The data provided below shows the total number of offences in which a prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service commenced at magistrates’ courts under the Vagrancy Act 1824 and associated legislation.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Total Charges under the 1824 Vagrancy Act and associated legislation</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3686</p></td><td><p>3119</p></td><td><p>2660</p></td><td><p>3732</p></td><td><p>3850</p></td><td><p>2958</p></td><td><p>2249</p></td><td><p>1845</p></td><td><p>2146</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information Systems</p><p> </p><p>The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. An individual defendant may be charged with more than one offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T09:56:32.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T09:56:32.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133384
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged rape were referred to the CPS in each year since 2015-16, and in how many of those cases the CPS pressed charges in each of those years; and what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest period of time between referral and charging was for those cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 266848 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Rape is a serious sexual offence which has a profound impact on victims. The CPS works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought because it is in the interests of both victims and perpetrators that cases do not collapse mid-trial.</p><p> </p><p>Cases involving rape and serious sexual offences are some of the most challenging, complex cases that the CPS deals with. They involve very little corroborative evidence in comparison with other cases, and this can result them taking longer to progress through the system. However, the CPS recognises that these offences are devastating crimes that have a significant impact on victims.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a record of the average number of days taken from referral through to a decision to charge. This data can be seen at annex A. However data is not held on the shortest or longest number of days from submission of a rape case by the police to the CPS through to the date of the decision to charge.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of reasons for the steady increase in the average number of days and average number of consultations per case since 2015/16. Police are now more regularly encouraged to seek ‘early investigative advice’ to help determine what evidence is required for charge more often. Early investigative advice helps to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated and the evidence to be brought before the court is strong. As a result, the CPS is more often involved at an earlier stage in proceedings which impacts on the average number of consultations and overall timeliness.</p><p> </p><p>There has also been an increase in the complexity of rape cases investigated by the police. Investigations often involve large amounts of electronic material (social media, emails, text messages, video and photographs) which needs to be reviewed by prosecutors before a charging decision can be made. This also impacts on the average number of consultations and timeliness of the pre-charge stage of the case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:48:06.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:48:06.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property file name 266848 - Annex A.docx more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133385
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many Rape and Serious Sexual Offences prosecutors have been available to make Crown Prosecution Service charging decisions in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 266849 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual assault offence (RASSO) cases are among the most sensitive and complex cases prosecuted by the CPS, and they have a profound impact on victims. To address this, CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape cases.</p><p> </p><p>The vast majority of RASSO cases are handled by specialist prosecutors working in either dedicated Area RASSO units or the dedicated CPS charging service CPS Direct. The first dedicated Area RASSO Units were established in 2014. The number of RASSO unit prosecutors and CPS Direct Prosecutors is displayed at Annex A.</p><p> </p><p>A small number of rape and serious sexual offence cases are dealt with by RASSO trained specialist prosecutors in the Central Casework Divisions (CCDs). It is not possible to provide year on year numbers of RASSO trained specialist prosecutors in the CCDs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:50:29.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property file name 266849 - Annex A.docx more like this
star this property title Annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1133386
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of rape and serious sexual offence cases did not result in CPS charging advice (a) within 28 days, (b) within 2 months, (c) within 3 months, (d) within 4 months, (e) within 5 months, (f) in over 6 months and (g) in over 12 months of being referred to the CPS by the police in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 266850 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Rape and serious sexual offences are devastating crimes that have a profound impact on victims. Cases involving rape and serious sexual offences are some of the most challenging and complex cases that the CPS deals with. They involve very little corroborative evidence in comparison with other cases which can result in them taking longer to progress through the system. Where evidence submitted by the Police is sufficient to bring charges, the CPS will not hesitate to prosecute. The CPS works closely with the Police to ensure that cases are thoroughly investigated before charges are brought because it is in the interests of both victims and perpetrators that cases do not collapse mid-trial.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a record of the number of days between referral and a non-charging outcome. However, the CPS does maintain a record of the average number of days taken from referral through to a decision to charge, and this data can be found in answer 266848.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:52:12.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1132928
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases that were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for further evidence to be gathered in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 266227 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Rape is a horrific crime which has a significant and profound impact on victims. It is vital to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly in order to bring them to justice. To achieve this, it is necessary in many cases to seek further information before a prosecutor is able to determine whether or not to charge. This process ensures that cases are as robust as possible once they reach the court.</p><p>In 2017-18, cases were referred back to the Police for 61% of suspects in cases recorded as rape in the system. Whilst one situation where the CPS may refer a case back to the Police is to request further evidence, it could also be in instances when the Police have sought ‘early investigative advice’ from the CPS to assist in determining the evidence required for a charge. It is not possible to separate cases where the CPS has requested further evidence and when the Police have sought early investigative advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T15:26:16.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:26:16.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
1132935
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Rape: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases in 2017-18 passed to the CPS by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for further evidence to be gathered, and were not subsequently returned to the CPS with that further evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 266233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The CPS recognises that rape and serious sexual offences have a significant and profound impact on victims. It is vital to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly in order to bring them to justice. To achieve this, it is necessary in many cases to seek further information before a prosecutor is able to determine whether or not to charge. In such cases, an action plan requesting further evidence will be provided to the police by the CPS.</p><p> </p><p>When the Police are unable to respond to the action plan, the case is administratively finalised. This is an administrative process where cases are closed on the CPS’s Case Management System if, after reminders from the CPS, the Police do not submit further information. Such cases may be reopened if, at a later date, new material is provided to the CPS by the Police enabling them to decide whether to charge.</p><p> </p><p>The Police may also seek ‘early investigative advice’ from the CPS to assist in determining the evidence required for a charge. In these cases the CPS may also administratively finalise a case if after receiving CPS advice, the Police do not re-submit the case.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017/18, 22% of all rape cases referred to the CPS were administratively finalised.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:34:49.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:34:49.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
1132159
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Randox Testing Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of forensic manipulation at Randox that resulted in a conviction being overturned; and in how many of those cases had a custodial sentence already been served. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 264437 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>There is an ongoing investigation into data manipulation at Randox Testing Services. The Crown Prosecution Service will continue to support this process to ensure that fairness and transparency in the system is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service can only comment on cases that it is responsible for prosecuting. For the cases which it prosecutes, the Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the number of cases of forensic manipulation at Randox that resulted in a conviction being overturned or a record of how many of those cases involved a custodial sentence. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:01:35.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:01:35.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Randox Testing Services: more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prosecutions dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service as a result of data manipulation of forensic toxicology at Randox. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 264786 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>There is an ongoing investigation into data manipulation at Randox Testing Services. The Crown Prosecution Service will continue to support this process to ensure that fairness and transparency in the system is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions that were dropped as a result of data manipulation of forensic toxicology at Randox. This could only be obtained through a manual search of case records, at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer remove filter
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less than 2019-06-19T09:26:10.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:26:10.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Rape more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many complaints of rape were made in each region; and how many of these cases resulted in a (a) prosecution and (b) conviction in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 262243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Rape is one of the most complex and challenging offences to prosecute and charging decisions have a profound impact on those involved. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that when reaching prosecution decisions specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape cases.</p><p>While the CPS does not hold a record of the number of complaints of rape to the police, we can provide data on the number of rape prosecutions and convictions recorded by the CPS system.</p><p>The table below provides the volume of rape prosecutions broken down by CPS Area.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>278</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>233</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>276</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>212</p></td><td><p>239</p></td><td><p>201</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>266</p></td><td><p>298</p></td><td><p>275</p></td><td><p>226</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>293</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>278</p></td><td><p>252</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>277</p></td><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>383</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>495</p></td><td><p>352</p></td><td><p>349</p></td><td><p>376</p></td><td><p>414</p></td><td><p>368</p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>365</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>366</p></td><td><p>316</p></td><td><p>318</p></td><td><p>354</p></td><td><p>397</p></td><td><p>366</p></td><td><p>416</p></td><td><p>357</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>142</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>127</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>176</p></td><td><p>243</p></td><td><p>202</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>227</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>194</p></td><td><p>214</p></td><td><p>229</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>289</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>478</p></td><td><p>459</p></td><td><p>455</p></td><td><p>454</p></td><td><p>556</p></td><td><p>557</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>469</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>299</p></td><td><p>277</p></td><td><p>236</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>328</p></td><td><p>348</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>288</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>222</p></td><td><p>257</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>288</p></td><td><p>287</p></td><td><p>306</p></td><td><p>296</p></td><td><p>310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames and Chiltern</p></td><td><p>202</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>266</p></td><td><p>269</p></td><td><p>303</p></td><td><p>187</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>197</p></td><td><p>161</p></td><td><p>174</p></td><td><p>207</p></td><td><p>221</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>184</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>396</p></td><td><p>323</p></td><td><p>338</p></td><td><p>346</p></td><td><p>398</p></td><td><p>506</p></td><td><p>644</p></td><td><p>553</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>408</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>303</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>499</p></td><td><p>526</p></td><td><p>502</p></td><td><p>540</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,208</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,864</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,692</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,536</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,643</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5,190</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,517</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown by CPS Area of the volume of rape convictions.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cymru Wales</p></td><td><p>146</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>149</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>139</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>145</p></td><td><p>165</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>142</p></td><td><p>165</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>169</p></td><td><p>142</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>208</p></td><td><p>188</p></td><td><p>174</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>179</p></td><td><p>208</p></td><td><p>231</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North</p></td><td><p>258</p></td><td><p>191</p></td><td><p>187</p></td><td><p>208</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p>197</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>187</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London South</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>179</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>183</p></td><td><p>197</p></td><td><p>231</p></td><td><p>177</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside &amp; Cheshire</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>96</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>114</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>144</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>126</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>156</p></td><td><p>167</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>298</p></td><td><p>288</p></td><td><p>283</p></td><td><p>274</p></td><td><p>295</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>266</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>165</p></td><td><p>177</p></td><td><p>151</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>187</p></td><td><p>175</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>154</p></td><td><p>175</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>182</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>194</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p>213</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames and Chiltern</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>123</p></td><td><p>157</p></td><td><p>162</p></td><td><p>162</p></td><td><p>111</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wessex</p></td><td><p>105</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>117</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>133</p></td><td><p>78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>227</p></td><td><p>226</p></td><td><p>263</p></td><td><p>309</p></td><td><p>345</p></td><td><p>311</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>261</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>318</p></td><td><p>328</p></td><td><p>295</p></td><td><p>339</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,465</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,414</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,333</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,348</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,581</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,689</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,991</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,635</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property answer text <p>It is important to stress that ’administrative finalisation’ is not a prosecutorial decision. It is an administrative process where cases are closed on CPS’ electronic case management system. It does not necessarily mean the proceedings are at an end. Such cases may be reopened, if at a later date, new material is provided to the prosecution enabling a charging decision to be made.</p><p> </p><p>Proceedings are administratively finalised when:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The police seek early investigative advice from the CPS and did not resubmit the case to the CPS for a charging decision. In these instances, the case enters the CPS records but was never actually referred for a charging decision.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The police do refer a case to the police but there is insufficient evidence to bring a charge, sothe CPS ask the police to complete an action plan in order to improve the evidence. If the police are unable to respond to the action plan or decide not to pursue the matter, then the case will be ‘administratively finalised’ on the CPS system because the police cannot bring forward a case with sufficient evidence to charge.</li></ul><p>There was a 9% reduction in referrals from the police between 2016/17 and 2017/18. During this period, the percentage of cases resulting in no further action remained largely unchanged. There was, however, a significant increase in both the volume and percentage of cases administratively finalised. This is largely because of internal CPS administrative processes, reminding users to ‘administratively finalise’ cases where the police had requested early advice but had not resubmitted.</p><p>This coincided with an increase in the number of cases where the police have not responded to early investigative advice or an action plan has resulted in a rise in the number of administrative finalisations.</p><p>The table below shows the outcome of all referrals from the police for a pre charge decision, and show both the volume and the rates of these outcomes</p><p>TABLE KEY:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Decision to charge: Prosecutors must be satisfied there is enough evidence to provide a &quot;realistic prospect of conviction&quot; against each defendant and that the prosecution is in the public interest.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Take no further action: This is a prosecutorial decision based on an assessment that there is insufficient evidence to provide a “realistic prospect of conviction” or that a prosecution is not in the public interest. The case may be reopened if the police provide further evidence or the victim successfully appeals the decision under the victims right to review;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Out of Court Disposal: Out of court disposals include a caution, conditional caution or the recommendation that the offence is taken into consideration with other charges;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Other: the result of the charging decision is not known or has not been given for that suspect.</li></ul><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Volumes &amp; Rates as %</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Charge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No Further Action</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Out of Court Disposal</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Finalised</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Other</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>3,387 (42%)</p></td><td><p>4,339 (53%)</p></td><td><p>65 (1%)</p></td><td><p>321 (4%)</p></td><td><p>18 (0%)</p></td><td><p>8,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>3,213 (47%)</p></td><td><p>3,281 (48%)</p></td><td><p>42 (1%)</p></td><td><p>275 (4%)</p></td><td><p>11 (0%)</p></td><td><p>6,822</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>2,889 (53%)</p></td><td><p>2,195 (41%)</p></td><td><p>34 (1%)</p></td><td><p>281 (5%)</p></td><td><p>5 (0%)</p></td><td><p>5,404</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>3,621 (62%)</p></td><td><p>1,857 (32%)</p></td><td><p>23 (0%)</p></td><td><p>341 (6%)</p></td><td><p>8 (0%)</p></td><td><p>5,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p>3,648 (59%)</p></td><td><p>1,997 (32%)</p></td><td><p>29 (0%)</p></td><td><p>484 (8%)</p></td><td><p>1 (0%)</p></td><td><p>6,159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p>3,910 (57%)</p></td><td><p>2,271 (33%)</p></td><td><p>24 (0%)</p></td><td><p>645 (9%)</p></td><td><p>5 (0%)</p></td><td><p>6,855</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p>3,671 (56%)</p></td><td><p>2,145 (32%)</p></td><td><p>30 (0%)</p></td><td><p>761 (12%)</p></td><td><p>4 (0%)</p></td><td><p>6,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td><td><p>2,822 (47%</p></td><td><p>1,851 (31%)</p></td><td><p>26 (0%)</p></td><td><p>1,307 (22%)</p></td><td><p>6 (0%)</p></td><td><p>6,012</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p>
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