HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 c233W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General how many persons have been prosecuted for the offence of rape in each of the last five years.

Mr. Mayhew

I have been asked to reply.

Information on persons proceeded against for rape is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—table S1.1(A)of Volume 1 of "Supplementary Tables 1980" and table 1(a)of the Command Paper for earlier years. The figures include some offences other than under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956, including offences of aiding and abetting and attempts.

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