It was reported today that a police unit in London that investigates sex crimes was pressured to drop a rape claim against a man who later went on to murder his two children.
The damning report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission also details how the MET’s Sapphire unit failed to pursue rape allegations properly in order to boost the team’s detection rates.
The UK already has one of the lowest rates of conviction for allegations of rape in Europe. The below info-graphic, put together by Information is Beautiful, gives an overview of how the system is already failing women in light of today’s news. Zoom in twice to get a clear view of the stats.