Q1. How many rapes were reported to your police force in 2021? (Or the most recent 12 month figures you have)
Q2. How many stranger rapes were reported to your police force in 2021? (Or the most recent 12 month figures you have)
Q3. How many historic rape cases (reported 12+ months after the incident) were recorded in 2021? (Or the most recent 12 month figures you have)
Q4. How many historic / non-recent rape cases were recorded in 2017?
Q5. What percentage of rape cases are not put forward to the CPS?
Q6. What percentage of all criminal cases are not put forward to the CPS?
Q7. What percentage of crimes reported to your force are sexual offences?
Q8. What is the average number of rape cases per workload of each detective assigned to such cases?
Q9. What was the average length of time from charge to court for rape cases in 2021? (Or the most recent 12 month figures you have)
Clarification received 14/01/2022:
Re Q5 and 6, please could you provide outcome statistics for charges.
If you are unable to give me a percentage, then the number of rape charges, overall crime charges and overall crimes reported would allow me to work out the percentages myself.
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
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