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 reported||48||48||58||52||75|
|Persons proceeded against (for rape)||13||10||12||14||16|
|Persons found guilty||12||8||9||13||14|
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.