The 11th annual Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) report published on 26th September 2018 reveals that the number of referrals, prosecutions and convictions for rape cases, and VAWG offences overall, has fallen, despite record numbers of victims and survivors of these crimes now reporting to the police. The number of referrals, prosecutions and convictions for rape-flagged cases has fallen, with a 9.1 per cent fall in referrals from the police and a 23.1 per cent fall in the number of suspects charged. Overall, the data shows a decrease in the number of VAWG cases. Referrals from the police have dropped by 0.7 per cent, the number of completed prosecutions has reduced by 5.9 per cent and the number of convictions by 4.9 per cent.
Source: Rape Crisis England and Wales