The rape gap: why are convictions plummeting as reports rise?

Last year, only 3 per cent of rape complaints ended with the suspect charged. 

“He got away with all of it.”

When Gail* finally reported her sexually abusive husband to the police three years ago, after two and half decades of a violent relationship, nothing came of it. He was originally arrested and released on bail without charge, and eventually allowed to walk free. No trial, no guilty verdict.

“I don’t have any faith anymore,” she says. She is still fighting in the family courts to restrict her former husband's access to their two...
source: New Statesman

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