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New report reveals barriers to prosecution and conviction for sexual violence cases

November 01, 2019 at 3:24 PM


A new report by the Ministry of Justice provides an important baseline for measuring the Government’s work to address and end sexual violence in New Zealand.

Attrition and progression: Reported sexual violence victimisations in the criminal justice system analyses 23,739 sexual violence victimisations reported to Police between July 2014 and June 2018.

“Everyone deserves to live free from violence and to get the support and resolution they need when they’ve been harmed,” said Jan Logie, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues).

“Unfortunately for too long, too many people have faced barriers accessing our justice system.

“For every 100 sexual violence incidents reported to the Police,” Jan Logie says, “the figures show only 31 made it to court, 11 resulted in a conviction and 6 in imprisonment.

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Category: Reports