Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed 60% of victims do not report crimes to police and a third drop out throughout the prosecution course of, forward of the publication of scorecards score native police companies.
“It’s appalling that three in five victims don’t report crimes and a third pull out of prosecutions before they see justice done,” Mr Raab mentioned.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Mr Raab additionally referenced Emily Hunt – a sexual assault survivor who’s now an impartial adviser to the Government on victims.
“She was made to feel like she was under investigation,” he mentioned.
“No victim should be made to feel that way. Too many victims are being let down by the system. I’m determined to put that right – and have asked Emily to advise us, so we can do much better.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Justice promised to spend greater than £440 million on sufferer help companies over the subsequent three years.
And measures have additionally been introduced to assist spare victims of rape and trendy slavery the trauma of giving proof within the full glare of a courtroom will probably be rolled out within the North East.
Known as Section 28s functions, these permit victims to have their cross-examination recorded earlier within the course of and exterior of the stay trial, topic to the court docket approving the request.