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Rape scandal as victims now wait six months longer for justice than 10 years ago

Rape victims wait SIX MONTHS longer for justice than they did a decade ago.

In 2009 it took an average of 321 days from charges being brought to the completion of a trial. That time has risen to 495 days, new figures show.

And the proportion of rapes prosecuted has fallen to just 1.4 per cent. Four in 10 victims ­abandon cases because of police demands to see mobile phones and medical records.

One in seven do not go ahead because of ­“evidential difficulties”.


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