Rape Monitoring Group: Digests and data 2014/15

Summary

On behalf of the national Rape Monitoring Group (RMG), HMIC has published 42 local area digests (for police-recorded data the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London are combined to make up the London local area) to provide a data set to enable more thorough analysis of how rape is dealt with in a particular area of England and Wales. The RMG will regularly review these digests with a view to enhancing the quantity and quality of the information they contain, so that the right questions and interventions can be made in driving improvements in this important area of work.

These local area digests pull together a range of Home Office/Office for National Statistics, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice data on rape in one place, and include the following.

Police-recorded data on rape, broken down by adult or child, comprising:

  • the number of recorded rapes;
  • how many rapes were initially recorded as such, but then declassified to no-crimes; and
  • how many recorded rapes resulted in the suspect receiving a charge/summons.

Data from the Crown Prosecution Service, comprising:

  • the number of cases, by suspect, referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by the force for a decision on whether or not to charge with rape, and the number of defendants charged with rape; and
  • the number of prosecutions and the number of convictions, by defendant, and the reasons for other prosecution outcomes.

Data from the Ministry of Justice, comprising:

  • the number of prosecutions and convictions;
  • the time taken from charge to completion of proceedings; and
  • the average custodial sentence lengths for convicted offenders.

The data from the different organisations are collected over different timescales, numbers refer to either number of offences or number of suspects/defendants, and the way rape cases are identified varies between data collections. These factors, together with the time lag between different stages in the criminal justice process, mean that every data set may not refer to the same cohort of cases, and they are not directly comparable.

Get the force digests

Avon and Somerset, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Bedfordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Cambridgeshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Cheshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Cleveland, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Cumbria, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Derbyshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Devon and Cornwall, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Dorset, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Durham, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Dyfed-Powys, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Essex, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Gloucestershire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Greater Manchester, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Gwent, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Hampshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Hertfordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Humberside, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Kent, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Lancashire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Leicestershire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Lincolnshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Merseyside, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

London, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Norfolk, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

North Wales, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

North Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Northamptonshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Northumbria, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Nottinghamshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

South Wales, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

South Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Staffordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Suffolk, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Surrey, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Sussex, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Thames Valley, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Warwickshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

West Mercia, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

West Midlands, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

West Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Wiltshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2014/15

Get the data

Rape Monitoring Group – police-recorded data

Rape Monitoring Group – Crown Prosecution Service data

Rape Monitoring Group – Ministry of Justice data

Get the press release

Rape Monitoring Group: criminal agency data on rape

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