Rape Monitoring Group: Digests and data 2015/16

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

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 transferred or cancelled records (formerly no-crimes); and
  • outcomes (by type) for police rape investigations.

Crown Prosecution Service data

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;
  • the number of prosecutions and the number of convictions, by defendant, and the reasons for other prosecution outcomes; and
  • the reasons recorded for cases that do not result in a conviction.

Ministry of Justice data

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 recorded 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 2015/16

Bedfordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Cambridgeshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Cheshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Cleveland, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Cumbria, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Derbyshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Devon and Cornwall, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Dorset, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Durham, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Dyfed-Powys, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Essex, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Gloucestershire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Greater Manchester, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Gwent, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Hampshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Hertfordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Humberside, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Kent, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Lancashire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Leicestershire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Lincolnshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

London, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Merseyside, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Norfolk, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

North Wales, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

North Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Northamptonshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Northumbria, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Nottinghamshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

South Wales, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

South Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Staffordshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Suffolk, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Surrey, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Sussex, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Thames Valley, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Warwickshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

West Mercia, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

West Midlands, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

West Yorkshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Wiltshire, Rape Monitoring Group – Adult and child rape data for 2015/16

Get the data

Rape Monitoring Group – police-recorded data (Spreadsheet)

Rape Monitoring Group – Crown Prosecution Service data (Spreadsheet)

Rape Monitoring Group – Ministry of Justice data (Spreadsheet)

Get the press release

Rape Monitoring Group: Digests and data 2015/16

Get the free PDF Reader from Adobe (external link)