Disappointment at rape case statistics
Just nine out of 172 rape cases reported to the procurator fiscal over the past two years have ended in a conviction, the Press and Journal can reveal.
And out of the hundreds of sexual crimes reported in Grampian and the Highlands and islands, only 10% have resulted in a conviction. Last night, charities said the figures came as no surprise.
A total of 498 rape, attempted rape and sexual assaults were reported to the procurator fiscal between December 2010 and November last year.
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