London Rape Review published
31 Jul 2019
Today (31st July 2019), the London Rape Review, conducted by MOPAC (the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime) and the University of West London has been published.
The report looks at 501 allegations of rape reported in London in April 2016, providing the clearest picture to date of reported rape in the capital and the reasons why so few cases result in conviction.
Alongside this research, Claire Waxman, the Victims' Commissioner for London, has published her reflections and recommendations from the findings, calling for a drastic overhaul to the way rape victims are treated in the criminal justice process.
Claire calls on criminal justice partners to drastically improve the treatment and support that rape victims receive across the board, to ensure they have better access to fairer justice and support and are not forced to choose between rights to privacy or access to much needed therapy in lieu of justice.