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Statement – HMCPSI inspection of CPS actions in the Valdo Calocane case

Responding to the HMCPSI report and its recommendations, the Victims' Commissioner issued a statement reflecting on the Chief Inspectors' findings.

Rape victims are waiting more than a year for cases to go to trial, making prosecution targets a ‘pipe-dream’

New quarterly Crown Prosecution Service data shows that in the last 12 months just 41 extra suspects were charged compared with the year before.

CPS statistics show a further drop in rape charges despite police referring more cases

Crown Prosecution Service data, issued yesterday, shows a further fall in the number of charges for rape despite police referring more cases to them.

Inspectors find fewer than one in five CPS letters to rape victims are of acceptable quality

The HMCPSI report looked at the effectiveness of the CPS’s communication with victims of crime.