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Rise in violence against women prosecutions - CPS

Convictions for violent crimes against women and girls have reached an all-time high, figures for England and Wales show.

A report by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) showed more than 107,000 such prosecutions in the year to April, up 16,000 (18%) on the previous year, although the rape conviction rate fell to 57%.

Prosecutors say the use of the internet to contact potential victims and post indecent images and messages has become a common theme.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 25 Jun 2015
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