Lincolnshire Police drops more rape cases than any other force in England and Wales

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Detective Superintendent Rick Hatton has issued a statement following the publication of figures which show Lincolnshire Police has the highest record of dropping rape cases across England and Wales.

Data showing how each force responded to reports of rape and how many went on to be classified as ‘no crimes’ was compiled by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and released today (Friday). HMIC oversees the 43 police forces across England and Wales.

In Lincolnshire, 101 reports of adult rape were made to police between April 1, 2013, and January 28, 2004, 23 of which went on to be classified as ‘no crimes’.


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