HC Deb 09 February 1972 vol 830 c395W
Miss Joan Hall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of rape cases reported for the last five years and the number followed by convictions.

Mr. Carlisle

Information in precisely the form requested is not readily available. The following table shows for each of the years 1966 to 1970, the latest year for which statistics are available, the numbers of offences of rape known to the police in England and Wales and the numbers of persons found guilty of offences of this kind:

Offences known to the police Persons found guilty
1966 644 210
1967 702 211
1968 829 235
1969 869 228
1970 884 305