Rape ‘decriminalised’ as only 1.4% of reported attacks prosecuted in England and Wales

Official figures show 42,000 fewer offences charged for every type of crime. Written by Lizzie Dearden, The Independent Authorities have been accused of “decriminalising” sex attacks after official statistics showed that the proportion of reported rapes prosecuted in England and Wales has fallen to 1.4 per cent. Alleged victims are dropping out of investigations in 40…