Violence against Women and Girls Crime report

10th Edition

The Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) report for 2016–17 is the tenth edition published by the CPS. It is an analysis of the key prosecution issues in each VAWG strand – domestic abuse (DA), stalking, harassment, rape, sexual offences, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, female genital mutilation, child abuse, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, prostitution and pornography.

VAWG work continued to be a key priority within the CPS National and Area business plans in 2016–17. In line with the four pillars of the overall CPS Business Plan, we focus on: success of our people; continuing improvement; high quality casework and public confidence.

The CPS VAWG strategy is part of the overarching cross-government VAWG strategic framework, based on the United Nations conventions that the UK has signed and ratified. The report provides an assessment of prosecution performance on crimes that have been grouped together under the heading ‘VAWG’, as they have been identified as being committed primarily, but not exclusively, by men against women within a pattern of coercion, power or control. However, these offences can also be targeted at men and boys and, in 2017, a public statement was published on our approach and support for male victims. The linked VAWG data report includes total data on all perpetrators and victims, irrespective of gender. It outlines further information on gender and explains the overall VAWG approach.

This report provides key data, commentary and case studies in separate sections for each of the VAWG strands.

Please note that the data details and analysis are provided in the VAWG data report. This data report also provides further details on CPS activity and next steps.

Published : 15th November 2017*

Publisher : Crown Prosecution Service  [ More From This Publisher ]

Rights : Crown Prosecution Service

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