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Record low proportion of suspects taken to court

The proportion of crime suspects taken to court has fallen to another low with rape having the lowest charging rate, Home Office figures show.

Record low proportion of suspects taken to court

Date - 18th July 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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The proportion of crimes in England and Wales resulting in a charge or summons dropped to 7 per cent in the 12 months to March 2020. Suspects were charged or ordered to be in court on 350,863 occasions last year, 33,460 fewer than the previous year...
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