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Investigation and prosecution of rape

Inquiry

As part of the Committee’s overarching work into violence against women and girls, the Committee wishes to explore the key question of why rape prosecutions are falling. 

Read the call for evidence for more detail about this work.

The Committee is keen to understand from victims and survivors of rape and serious sexual assault what changes they think could help improve the experience of reporting what has happened to the police and going to court to get justice.

If you would like to submit your lived experience to the Committee, you can find questions about going through the criminal justice system following experiences of sexual violence here. You can also share why you might have chosen not to go through the criminal justice system. This survey closed on 19 May 2021.

Find out more about the Committee’s wider work into violence against women and girls.

Warning - some of the written evidence published as part of this inquiry may contain explicit language or comments that some readers may find offensive.