Recorded sex crimes reach record high in England and Wales

Victims’ commissioner calls goal of returning prosecution levels to pre-2017 levels ‘a pipe dream’

Sex crimes logged by police in England and Wales have reached a record high amid warnings from the victims’ commissioner that the government’s aim to boost prosecutions to levels last seen five years ago is “a pipe dream”.

Police-recorded sexual offences increased to their highest level over a 12-month period, with 183,587 in the year to December 2021, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Crime, Rape and sexual assault, Society, Office for National Statistics, UK news, Domestic violence, Violence against women and girls UK news | The Guardian

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