Rape suspects are more likely to be charged in some police force areas compared with others

In Cumbria four in 10 legal decisions result in a charge, whereas in Hertfordshire nine out of 10 legal decisions made by CPS prosecutors lead to a charge

% charged out of legal decisions

40

50

60

70

80

90%

40.7%

47.7%

Cumbria

South

Yorkshire

44%

Suffolk

87.3%

Thames

Valley

87.2%

89.2%

Avon and

Somerset

Hertfordshire

% charged out of legal decisions

40

50

60

70

80

90%

40.7%

47.7%

Cumbria

South Yorkshire

87.3%

Thames Valley

44%

Suffolk

87.2%

89.2%

Avon and

Somerset

Hertfordshire