Reports & Briefings

The Decriminalisation of Rape

30 Nov 2020

55,259 rapes were reported last year, leading to only 2,102 prosecutions and 1,439 convictions.

In this report, Rape Crisis England & Wales, Imkaan, the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), and the Centre for Women's Justice find 'rape myths' throughout the police and courts system.

The group of specialist women's campaigning organisations call for major changes to police and prosecutor work practices, a Special Commission on Juries, wraparound victim support, and research on which women don’t report rape and why.

Read the report in full