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Rape: Convictions

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the conviction rate was for rape cases in 2006; (132240)

(2) how many rape prosecutions where DNA or other forensic evidence was used led to (a) a conviction and (b) an acquittal in each of the last three years.

Court proceedings (including rape convictions) for 2006 will be available in the autumn of 2007.

Information on whether DNA evidence was used to bring about a conviction to court is not available as the individual circumstance of a case are not held centrally.