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Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidences of rape were reported to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in each of the last five years; how many of these resulted in prosecution; and what was the outcome of these prosecutions.

The information is as follows:

Incidents of rape reported4848585275
Persons proceeded against (for rape)1310121416
Persons found guilty12891314

Note: The figures in relation to the persons proceeded against and those found guilty do not relate directly to the reported incidents in each year. Such a correlation could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.