Rape: Convictions:Written question - 6850

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Asked on: 20 July 2017
Ministry of Justice
Rape: Convictions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of rape in each of the last five years in England and Wales pleaded (a) guilty and (b) not guilty.
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Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 05 September 2017

The number of offenders found guilty of rape at the Crown Court, by plea, England & Wales, 2012 - 2016 is shown in the following table:

Offenders found guilty of rape at the Crown Court, by plea, England & Wales, 2012 - 2016 (1)(2)

Plea

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Guilty

447

408

403

386

414

Not guilty

671

683

723

834

830

Total

1,118

1,091

1,126

1,220

1,244

(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

(2) 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 large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.

Ref: PQ 6850

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