Audits of 21 forces’ crime recording practices by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found that 17 failed to correctly record reports of sexual offences.
Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy is at the centre of a criminal inquiry into the force's handling of sexual offence allegations.
When Joanne reported an attempted rape, no crime was recorded until four months later after she complained about the investigation.
Eleven police forces still do not record rape allegations immediately, despite ministers’ advice.
Independent review to establish if an ‘unconscious bias’ is hampering investigation of rape allegations.
Announcement by the Director of Public Prosecutions follows revelations by the Bureau.
Women Against Rape campaign group says move could deter victims from reporting to police
Figures follow Bureau’s revelation of a drop in successful rape convictions.
Alison Saunders says judges should give advice to juries at start of rape trials.
Hundreds of rape allegations are not recorded as a crime according to figures obtained by the Bureau.
Alison Saunders says there are worrying variations in the way rape cases are dealt with across the country.
Rape victim amazed that her ‘Spanx’ underwear undermined her case.
James Isted raped another victim after he was released by police without charge.
Police forces told to record all rape allegations immediately as crimes.
Research by the Bureau explains why prosecutions and convictions of rape are so low.
Met police research reveals vulnerable women who are raped unlikely to get justice.
Shadow Attorney general describes Bureau findings as a ’cause for profound concern’.
Police forces use ’72 hour rule’ to delay recording sexual assaults.
Announcement follows Bureau’s revelation that nearly a third of rape allegations are dismissed.