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Britain’s Bad Sex Crimes Record

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Joint findings of Great Britain’s Ministry of Justice, Home Office and Office for National Statistics, out in January, revealed 99 out of every 100 recent sexual offenses in England and Wales have gone unpunished. According to the report (covering 2011), 473,000 sexual offenses occurred; 53,700 were recorded by police, 5,600 resulted in convictions. The lack of official reporting by victims is even less understandable than in America, since government compensation is available to certain victims under British law.

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