§ 62. Ms. Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of alleged rape were reported in 1984; and how many resulted in conviction.
§ Mr. Mellor
Statistics concerning rape include attempted rape and aiding or abetting an offence of rape. Numbers of offences of rape recorded by the police are published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales" (table 2.9 of the volume for 1983, Cmnd. 9349). In the first nine months of 1984 the police recorded 1,077 such offences. Information on convictions for rape is also published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables" — table S1.1(A), Vol. 1 for magistrates courts and table 2.1(A), Vol. 2 for the Crown court. Convictions in one year do not necessarily relate to offences recorded by the police in that year.