Criminal Justice system response to child sexual abuse

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Police recording in recent years has levelled off. 

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Despite a significant increase in the number of people reporting abuse, fewer offenders are being prosecuted and convicted. 

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1 in 8 police investigations ended in an out-of-court resolution in the last year.

References: Crown Prosecution Service Quarterly Data Release, Quarter 4 (Annual) 2019/2020. Home Office Police Recorded Crime and Outcomes, year ending March 2020, updated 28 October 2020.  

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