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Rape

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of rape have been reported, how many convictions have been obtained, how many offenders have escaped whilst awaiting trial, and how many of these have been at large since December 1976 to the latest available date compared, in actual figures and percentages, with 1975, 1974 and 1973.

The available information is as follows:

OFFENCES OF RAPE RECORDED AS KNOWN TO THE POLICE
THE POLICE
ENGLAND AND WALES
Year of RecordingNumber of offences
1973998
19741,052
19751,040
19761,094
PERSONS CONVICTED OF THE OFFENCE OF RAPE ENGLAND AND WALES
Year of convictionNumber of persons found guilty
1973331
1974343
1975336
1976not yet available
The rest of the information asked for could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.