Tuesday, June 27, 2023

is there data available on rapes committed in UK?

 Yes, there is data available on rapes committed in the UK. The following sources provide information on the topic:

  • Rape Crisis England & Wales has key statistics from trusted sources showing the scale of the problem
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  • The Office for National Statistics publishes data on sexual offences from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, police recorded crime, and data from services available to victims of sexual offences
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     The most recent report published by the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of rape offences in the year ending June 2021 was 61,158
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  • The Criminal Injuries Helpline provides sexual assault and rape statistics for the UK
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  • The Office for National Statistics has published data on the number of rape offences recorded by the police year on year between 2002 and 2021 in Crime in England and Wales: Appendix tables in Table A4
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  • The Guardian has published articles on the topic, including one that reports on the highest ever number of rapes recorded in England and Wales
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    , and another that discusses the low percentage of rape cases that lead to charge or summons
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It is important to note that the figures are likely to be much higher as some victims would not have reported the rape to the police
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