Data released by the Crown Prosecution Service today shows that the conviction rate for rape cases has reached an all-time high at 63 per cent of all prosecutions. According to the figures, there were 3,692 rape prosecutions last year and 2,333 convictions, up by 5 per cent since 2008.
Touchstone Economic Tracker
Best of the web
What enemy within? Britain is not losing the battle against Jihadism – Alex Massie, The Spectator
Woolwich: It’s about time the left spoke out against religious fanaticism – James Bloodworth, The Independent
The relentless charm of Nigel Farage – Edward Docx, Prospect
David Cameron should beware the referendum trap – Steve Richards, The Guardian
Ten myths about Margaret Thatcher exploded – Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph